|Is Donald Trump a viable candidate for President?|
|Written by Karen Jennelle|
|Tuesday, 29 March 2011 15:20|
Is Donald Trump a viable candidate for President? We are certainly in need of a President who is accustomed to saying “you’re fired” instead of “you’re hired”. Trump is tough enough to take the scrutiny and criticism that comes with the position. He hasn’t run off stage or cried foul when people make fun of his hair nor has he made excuses for his successes or failures.
I have read many of his books through the years and he is insightful and imaginative. He has a proven track record of building and maintaining companies effectively but more importantly he has recovered from a staggering economic crisis of his own.
Isn’t that what our country needs? A president that will approach the running of our country by implementing an economic policy that reigns in spending, increases efficiencies and optimizes resources all of which Trump has done with his own businesses. A personality that is resilient in the face of failure and sustains the necessary confidence to rebuild and not shirk from responsibilities or reputations?
We need to remind ourselves as Presidential candidates’ surface what the Constitutional duties of our President are and judge the individual on those exclusive requirements and ensure that their ideology is in line with limiting their power to that which is outlined in the Constitution. If conservatives are able to put aside judgment on personal issues such as whether a person has been divorced and limits the assessment of the candidate to the exact requirements afforded the Presidency is Trump electable?
There is no question Trump would be one of the best candidates to manage our relationship with China given his history in dealing with their government and business leaders and that he understands the appropriate manner to regulate businesses in the United States, through limited regulations with tough enforcement of violations.
He is familiar with the legal system and infrastructure of the courts having utilized them within his business dealings and given his position in life he could easily appoint adequate cabinet members to advise him on various affairs. It remains to be seen what his philosophy of the utilization of our Military is.
We could easily get caught up in debating his character including his aggressive “say exactly what is on your mind” approach that to date most people have tolerated for its ratings appeal but is that a quality we can tolerate in the President of the United States?
I don’t know about you but I am tired of the over the top political correctness that politicians of today are buying into. Political Correctness was invented by politicians trying to appease every possible constituent to maximize votes. How about we look for a candidate that speaks the truth and sticks to their original principles instead of one that tells whoever is listening what they want to hear?
I am not coming out in support of Trump with this article only asking the question if he is electable. I find it refreshing that we might have an alternative from a career politician on the roster of candidates; someone who has never sought a vote unless it is from a board of directors; someone who doesn’t owe political favor to anyone because they have never been in politics.
We will know by June if he is putting his hat in the race. My guess is that he will. If nothing else his running for President will offer great entertainment value over the next year.