"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Why Donald Trump Could Win the Presidency: LEADERSHIP and BEING RIGHT ON ECONOMICS

As a political centrist, or more correctly, political objectivist, who tries to think in terms of the most sensible stance on the issues rather than on partisanship, we post infrequently on purely political issues.

We did call Obama's first Presidential election win already early in the primaries because it looked like his time had come. People wanted change. It happened.

When the progressive Paul Krugman shows how right Trump is on economics (see the link below) and how badly self-deluded the rest of the outdated recalcitrant Republican Party candidates are at the moment on major economic issues, then it becomes quite clear that something unusual is in the works.

GIVEN:
  • what we regard to be the Democratic Party favorite Hillary Clinton's general unsuitability for the Presidency,
  • and the aging old socialist 74-year old Bernie Sanders running for an office that needs a more dynamic and practical President in the present world situation --Sanders would be 75 if elected, the oldest President EVER, and he may be a nice man, but he is not in the right place at the right time
THEN:
  • it looks to us like Donald Trump has a good chance to win it all and be the nation's next President. He was, like Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, also born in 1946, which looks like a good year -- hey, also our birth year -- but Trump is 69 now, so that age could slowly become a factor, either that or he has to delegate a lot of work to top-notch younger people.
Winning is all a question of being in the right place at the right time.

After winning, being President means "to lead".
It does not mean to be a "trivia fact expert" on political questions or issues.
The President "hires" people to do the work who are experts in their fields.
The President's job is to know what they need to do, and then have THEM do it.

Most of the Presidential candidates need to reassess their priorities,
and to learn something about LEADERSHIP. A few remedial courses?
We see most of them as worker drones, or as extremists for vested interests,
but not as national leaders. Which of them is out there for "us"?

Did someone say "Trump!"

Well, that is what democracy is all about. People CAN choose.
But election day is still a long way off at November 8, 2016.
More than a year to go! It will remain interesting.

See Krugman at the NY Times on Trump Is Right on Economics