On Wednesday night, former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight, who was famous for his preparation for games, told a Donald Trump rally that Trump was “the most prepared man in history to step in as President of the United States.”
Knight cited a multitude of achievements Trump has in his resume to support his claim.
Well, no, he didn’t --
-- because then Knight might have had to admit Trump is woefully unprepared for the job. Trump is frightened of debating Ted Cruz, as he would get wiped out because of his shallow knowledge on virtually every subject, from foreign policy to economic policy to social policy. How “prepared” was Trump when his campaign didn’t even bother working with delegates until they recently realized that each state’s system had different rules, and started a frantic effort to catch up with the Cruz campaign, which had studied the issue for months?
None of that mattered to Knight, who waxed hyperbolically:
You folks are taking a look at the most prepared man in history to step in as President of the United States. That man right there. There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is. And let me say something, too. I am not here to represent the Republican party, and I’m not here to represent any organization that deals with politics. I think, I think the most important thing in the world is, that we vote for the best man there is for this job and you’ve already met him.
Although they are as different as night and day when it comes to preparedness, Knight and Trump are quite similar when it comes to temperament, as noted here.
"There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is."
It’s all well and good for Knight to express his personal preference for whatever candidate he chooses. But his overblown description of Trump, which fits perfectly with the Orange-Haired One’s opinion of himself, simply reflects the same worship of celebrity over substance that created Trump, and also reflects how few of Trump’s supporters seriously weigh the consequences of political decisions.