A pragmatic, visionary perspective –
Ten months ago, I wrote an article about the candidacy of Donald Trump running for President. Unlike many others at that time, I was encouraged to see him take action to disrupt the status quo and take on a group of GOP establishment candidates. And, unlike many of the “mainstream media” journalists, I predicted he would NOT be an easy adversary to overcome.
My observation before the first televised, GOP debate was this:
Trump is not politically correct. I totally agree. He is politically accurate and that is something many average voters are identifying with and the career politicians just don’t seem to get.
He is quick, speaks his mind (and heart), and that is important not just for the Presidency, but for any CEO or organizational president’s position.
Throughout the last ten months, Trump has battled so many other seasoned candidates and it was not an easily-won conflict. He also battled the media.
Many within the media did not understand him, nor give him proper respect and the conservative writers at the National Review wrote an uncomplimentary article about him as if they were the be-all, end-all expert commission on who should run for President. They are far from it.
Some of those sitting high atop (totally imagined) pedestals of self-importance have to realize they do not have any clue of the pulse of the people. They are so out-of-touch and yet they think they speak for the vast majority of Americans.
Those who are in New York or Washington have no clue as to what is happening in places like Savanna, Rockford, and Pecatonica, Illinois; Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Beloit, Wisconsin; South Bend and Mishawaka, Indiana; Benton Harbor, Michigan, and other towns and cities struggling to remain viable.
Many towns across the United States are concerned about regional sustainability and long-term viability. Many, if not all, major cities are also in bad shape, even though their political leaders will not admit to it.
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS MEAN NOTHING
A loss-of-job is a critical wake-up call, no matter what party a person is affiliated with or what economic level they are at. Many tough decisions on spending, supporting a family, and just surviving crash into the person’s mind who is already reeling from the loss of steady income.
Those in the media have no understanding of this until their paper, magazine, or other media outlet decides to lay them off due to lack of profits. Then, those journalists have a firsthand taste of unemployment and all the uncertainties it brings. The initial reaction is, why me? I am such a valuable asset. How can I be let go?
Many people in today’s economy have experienced that uneasy feeling directly, or from a close relative losing a job. They do not have to be told that our economy is still very fragile and fairly stagnant.
Those people came out en masse to vote for Trump and the results are self-evident. People want change. BIG change, not chump change. Trump change!
- They want borders that are enforced. Trump change.
- They want an economy that is solid and creating real jobs, not part-time Starbucks jobs. Trump change.
- They want competent people running government agencies. Trump change.
- They want competent people negotiating trade deals. Trump change.
- They want to see a real future for their kids and not a continuing downward spiral into a third-world economy. Trump change.
- They want to see us as a leading, supreme military force in the international arena and not be embarrassed by third-world countries boarding our Navy ships. Trump change.
THE LAST MAN STANDING
Trump is definitely the “last man standing” in the major league race for the GOP nomination for President. He should now be focusing his campaign against the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Those in the GOP need to rally around him. He may not have been their “personal” choice, but he is the choice of the Party. He is the choice of the people. Those “party elite” who are still hesitant seem like sore losers. In the past, they expected everyone to rally around “their guy” no matter who we voted for in the Primary and we did. And they lost.
If they really had the people’s best interests in their actions in the past several elections and in Congress, Donald Trump would have never ran. What’s more important, Donald Trump would have never won.
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