Jack EngelhardJack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been republished to meet readers’ demands. His other major works include Compulsive: A Novel, his award-winning post-Holocaust Montreal memoir Escape from Mount Moriah, plus Slot Attendant: A Novel About A Novelist. His website: www.jackengelhard.com
In a moment we’ll get to Megyn Kelly. But on Trump’s lackluster performance at the head to head debate against Hillary Clinton, my favorite radio guy Don Imus had this to say, “He may not even want to be president.” That, from someone, like me, who supports Trump.
My concern is that Trump thinks he actually won the debate, which is ridiculous, and which means he finds no need to improve and step it up.
Otherwise Hillary is a shoo-in and the country in doomed. Her entire Cabinet will be filled with people who take the Fifth.
Republicans keep doing it again and again. They fade in the stretch. It happened with Romney. It happened with McCain, and now Trump?
This we know: the election will be won by the party that wants it most. This sounds obvious, but watch what’s been going on – Democrats will do anything that it takes to win, by hook or by crook; Republicans, not so much. For Republicans it’s all about the country. For Democrats it’s all about the Party.
Illegal immigrants will also be voting. Sure, sure, sure. That’s against the rules. But in this country, who cares about rules anymore?
Remember, it’s all about the Party. Well of course Lester Holt was unfair to Trump. What did you expect from NBC?
Meantime Jewish voters remain lopsided in favor of Hillary. So the same people who produce Salks and Einsteins and win 194 Nobel Prizes once again turn into imbeciles on politics. But true, we are not alone. Blacks and Latinos and Muslims are automatically in the bag for Hillary, so no wonder she can stay home.
Hardly any need to campaign when the fix is in, and we are not even talking about the Big Fix that’s keeping her from getting arrested.
Trump, it appears, can count on “white” men, except that we are a minority, yes, we are outnumbered (and always outclassed) by that other group known as women -- and I cannot help but notice that women keep being addressed as people who’ve just landed.
Both men and women keep talking about women as if this is something new under the sun.
No surprise to me. I happen to know that women have been around for some time. They even…listen to this…have a right to vote.
...in America today power belongs to votes cast by women. Trump needs to keep that in mind and he’d better start with Megyn Kelly who’s got that sector in her pocket.
That’s the vote that Trump will need, and that’s where Megyn Kelly comes in, for it was Megyn Kelly who kicked off Trump’s campaign on a sour note as when, a year ago, at the first GOP debate, she blindsided him with reminders of his trash-talk against women going back years ago.
She was at it again last night, this time with Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, where, in a heated exchange, she brought up Trump’s history all over again. Kelly does Trump no favors, but she can be hard-nosed on Hillary supporters as well, if not quite so emphatically.
Either way, Megyn Kelly has become a force, the image of chic power. Megyn Kelly is a promise fulfilled. Megyn Kelly is proof that feminism has arrived. She is the embodiment of the American Dream so far as any young woman with a career in mind.
Hence her motivational book that’s coming out in a few weeks, “Settle for More,” sure to motivate a bestseller at the price she’s paying PR maven Leslee Dart.
I was motivated to write “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novel that intends to find out what makes a star like Megyn Kelly tick. Can a superstar “so blissfully American” appreciate her good fortune? Can she feel for her sisterhood in other lands where women don’t have it so good?
On the homefront, I ask through the eyes of fiction, what happens to a marriage when an equally ambitious husband can’t keep up?
Then we have a picture of role reversal and a shift in American culture that needs to be recognized.
We are not quite there yet with Gloria Steinem who declared that men are irrelevant, but in America today power belongs to votes cast by women. Trump needs to keep that in mind and he’d better start with Megyn Kelly who’s got that sector in her pocket.
On ratings, she’s caught up with cable news champ Bill O’Reilly, which means when Megyn Kelly speaks, people listen.
Millions more follow her on Twitter and on Facebook -- and the women Trump needs, she’s got.
Not everybody loves her, but attention must be paid, Mr. Trump. Let’s not tank this.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. New from the novelist: “News Anchor Sweetheart,” a novelist’s version of Fox News and Megyn Kelly. Engelhard is the author of the international bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” He is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com