Not ALL Bad: Where Donald Trump Gets It Right
Ok, ok, let us ALL be clear here: we at Louder with Crowder have in NO WAY had a change of heart regarding our position on newly announced, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. We made our position MORE than abundantly clear yesterday when we both picked apart his speech and vetted his "conservatism". Got it? Got it.
What we DO find interesting is the incredible amount of backlash we felt in response to both of those pieces. Just peek through the comments section on the aforementioned articles to see for yourself! The hilarity that so many people take Trump seriously aside, it begs the question "why?" It's clear that he hit some notes that really spoke to some Americans and that itself worth dissecting.
That said, we give you the top 4 things America finds attractive about Donald Trump.
- Donald Trump clearly has business sense; or at least more so than any other candidate in this election. Here’s a man who has seen more than his share of successes and failures. He knows what makes capitalism work and what makes it fail. Even though he's not a true free enterpriser (he does abuse the courts and take advantage of government favoritism as it relates to business), it'll be hard for the career politicians to debate him on economics.
- When Donald Trump has ideas, he finds ways to make them work. He's not necessarily the most honest guy, but he isn't inherently dishonest either, in that he doesn’t promise things he cannot deliver. When Trump says he’ll do things, he typically does them. Why? His pursuit of excellence. Sure, he’s an egomaniac. But he possesses a confidence that many Americans find refreshing in a field of GOP lambs.
- Donald Trump raises the level of play for the rest of the candidates. At the very least, in Donald Trump's brazen attempt to provide bluntness over eloquence, it allows for a dialogue that might otherwise not take place. Trump's not afraid to poke his finger in his opponent's chest, and that opens up the field for all other Republicans alike.
- Donald Trump believes in and loves America . We’ve been tied to the international whipping post too long. The current administration has apologized for America to every race, creed, nationality, gender, and orientation on the planet. Yet we have shamefully allowed ourselves to become THE worldwide villain on the cosmic wanted posters, despite our giving more resources globally to improve the life than any other nation. Our enemies see attempts to appease them with self-deprecation as weakness. They have and will exploit that weakness to defeat us. Ronald Reagan once said that as a nation, “It is good to be liked, but it’s much better to be respected.” Donald Trump is unapologetic about respecting America and not caving to other movements, regimes, or nations. He goes a little far in his rhetoric, but I will give credit where it's due here.
Donald Trump isn't the right candidate. There are far too many things that make him NOT the right guy. However, he is undeniably positive about America and her place in the worldwide community. That kind of patriotism and pride is contagious – and is sorely needed – if we’re to return to the kind of leadership that made America the greatest nation in the world. He may not be the right man for the job, but I certainly think he may help pave the way for someone who is.
Your thoughts? Sound off below.