Well, I’ve told The Donald what I think:
That should shake him up a bit. He’s probably read it, and convened his advisers, and said:
“This is bad ! If we lose Frank we lose all the smokers in America. That’s 20% of the vote.”
“But Donald, Frank isn’t an American.”
“Yeah, but a lot of Americans read him. If it comes out that I’m as anti-smoking as Hillary, my base is going to dissolve. Like ice cream on a hot day. Running down the sides of the cone. All over my fingers.”
“Maybe you could hand out a few cigars at your rallies?”
“Or wear one wedged on my ear?”
“How about hold a beer in one hand, and a cigarette in the other? Nigel Farage was doing that with great success in England.”
“And where did it get him?”
“Send Frank a cigar! Boris Johnson did that, and it bought Frank’s loyalty for about five years. He’s very easily bought.”
“So what happens when Bernie Sanders sends him another?”
“Or you could always claim that you made that PSA under duress. Like Michael Bloomberg was holding a gun to your head or something.”
“Michael Bloomberg doesn’t know how to hold a gun. And even if he could, he wouldn’t have been able to reach my head with it.”
“How about asking Putin for assistance, now that you’re bosom buddies? Perhaps he could send in the KGB, or whatever they’re called these days…”
“The IRS, most likely.”
“Or get yourself endorsed by Lana del Rey. She’s a smoker. He might change his mind when he sees her crooning at one of your rallies with a cigarette in one hand.”
“Singing ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’? “
“In a duet with Leonard Cohen.”
“With a guitar solo by Slash in the middle?”
“And a dance troupe wearing Marlboro costumes?”
“Get her on the phone!! Get Lennie too! And get that Slash guy as well. And the dance troupe. But make it Lucky Strike. Next Thursday, 8 pm.“
Trump is dominating Facebook:
Donald Trump is reaching new heights in his domination of the political conversation on Facebook.
In the week before Christmas, the GOP front-runner generated just over 50 million interactions on Facebook — likes, shares, posts and comments — nearly double the combined 29.6 million total of all other presidential contenders, according to data provided by the social media service. The explosion in traffic occurred in the wake of Trump’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.
The 50 million interactions from 14 million unique users represent Trump’s highest total for any week of the year. Trump tallied 41.6 million interactions on Facebook the first week of September; the highest total of any of his competitors was the 28.3 million interactions Hillary Clinton racked up when she announced her campaign in April. Clinton tallied 9.4 million interactions the week before Christmas; Bernie Sanders got 6.5 million.
The total interactions for the first three weeks of December demonstrate just how much of the conversation Trump consumes: Trump, 98.9 million; Clinton 22.9 million; Sanders 14.5 million; Ted Cruz, 13.7 million; Ben Carson, 6.7 million. Nobody else was over 5 million.
Which is why I know he’s read my comment. He reads all 98.9 million of them.