Donald Trump is redefining the US Elections, in ways never done before.
As a Singaporean, I have got used to our own dull and largely predictable outcomes on Singapore General Elections. However, the US Elections are nothing short of a thrill ride.
This year the game changer in US, is inevitably Donald Trump.
Here is what makes him different:
The man needs no external funding to finance his campaign. Thanks to his multi billion dollar net-worth. This means he doesn't take money from those oil-slick lobbyists or weapons manufacturers - and so he won't play to their tunes once elected. That gives him the edge to speak his mind at the campaigns, without any influence. That's a big one.
2. Communication Style
His campaign style is unique. He communicates with his trademark alpha-male and maverick style, which he has hardened over the years in the corporate world and on reality TVs. The US electorate are looking for something fresh, and he has captivated them - taking an early lead among all candidates.
He is openly against the Hispanics seeking illegal immigration, and takes no time to offend them. Hispanics are the biggest growing segment in the US electorate. This is something no candidate has ever dared before.
4. Republican Dark Horse
Seeking a Republican nomination, he is not yet accepted by the Republican establishment. This is complicated.
Going on a fight against Democrat bigwigs like Hillary Clinton, he is denting the elite position (seemingly) reserved for Jebb Bush in his Republican party. That's calling for a lot of infighting within the Republicans.
Speaking of Jebb Bush, who is George Bush's younger brother and leading Republican nominee so far, married to a Mexican - born wife. His campaigns are peppered with Spanish largely to woo the Hispanic votes - whereas Trump is seen as anti-Hispanic, anti-lobbyist candidate (elbowing in the same party).
5. Innovative Campaigning
Defying the conventional media model of TV advertising, Trump has instead gained ground on social media and reality TV. He has already cemented his no-nonsense image in the hearts of US electorate over the many years with his reality shows and beauty pageants.
For every winning quality this man (Donald Trump) has, he doesn't fit anywhere in the 2 party system of the US Elections. He is as much a game changer from the electorate's perspective, as much as a disrupting force among the Republicans & Democrats.
This man will find it hard to swim against the tide, but he certainly has a knack for swimming with the sharks.
Donald's campaign is at https://www.donaldjtrump.com
His Twitter account is @realDonaldTrump