Noted Maverick Mark Cuban is a fan of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. And, writing on something called Cyber Dust, Cuban succinctly and effectively explained the Trumpian appeal. Here it is:
I don’t care what his actual positions are. I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what’s on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.
That’s a remarkable admission. ”I don’t care what his actual positions are,” Cuban said. “I don’t care if he says the wrong thing.” And, it affirms my working theory that lots and lots of people who say they are for Trump don’t know the first thing about where he stands on any issue this side of immigration. His is not a policy appeal or even really a political one. It’s pure personality.
In a world in which lots of people — Cuban included — believe that political correctedness has run wild and the outrage police are everywhere, someone who is willing to just say stuff and not back down has real appeal. “This guy isn’t afraid of anyone!,” you can imagine a Trump supporter saying. “He says whatever he damn well pleases!”