Two weeks ago I predicted to my wife and a couple of close friends that Donald Trump will seek the nomination and then run for the US Presidency in 2012. I’m not alone. About one week ago author, journalist and political observer Bernie Goldberg acknowledged a source telling him the same thing. Such talk radio titans as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, et al are sharing their thoughts on a Trump presidency as are CNN, Fox News, ABC, MSNBC and all major news outlets.
Whether for or against, the talking heads are talking Trump.
This is not the first time the world’s most famous real estate developer has been associated with a presidential run. The difference now is the amount of media attention being focused on the story. Many are now taking Donald Trump seriously and everyone has an opinion. While the reviews are mixed, interest is high and so it should be. Trump is serious about success and today he speaks cogently about an America in serious decline. He is rightly concerned about the growing lack of hope and the catastrophic change imposed on America by the inexperienced and inept Barack Obama. Trump believes he can make a positive difference and the American people may just be willing to give him the nod. Bloated government and extreme spending have not achieved the promised results.
To be fully open, I’ve been a Donald Trump fan for years. My wife and I attended a speech he gave a few years ago. It was our impression then and it remains so now that Trump is a straight shooter, an honest guy. I believe his handshake is as good as gold. What a refreshing change that would be in the arena of elected office, a president whose word is bond. Donald Trump really does love his country and has no desire to “fundamentally change” what the Founding Fathers (Framers and Signers) envisioned for the greatest country God has ever blessed. Unlike Obama, Trump understands the folly of wealth redistribution. Talk about a breath of fresh air.
There are some who dismiss Trump’s presidential aspirations as showmanship claiming he’s in it for the exposure. I believe there is more to it than ego. For my money, Trump is concerned for his country and need not give a hoot about the naysayers.
Trump has a wealth of experience in many arenas. He understands what it takes to build businesses and achieve success. He knows what it is like to lose and to fight back to the top. He has walked the walk. In fact, that’s one of the major differences between Trump and Obama and many who wish to run in 2012. He has been there and done that many times over. Trump is a great communicator. He’s a tough guy. He is experienced under extreme pressure. Qualities like that make for a great president.
In voicing his deep concerns for the country Trump echoes the voices of patriotic Americans who rejected Obama’s vision last November. The voters showed overwhelming repudiation for Obamacare and the President’s weak response to border security.
Polls continue to show high levels of dissatisfaction with the out of touch, disconnected Democrats and the inexperienced, left leaning ideologue Barack Obama.
Donald Trump is worried for America’s security and her standing in the world. He speaks about America being seen as a joke. He clearly understands what so many others either miss or have no stomach for. America is no longer respected or feared. Trump claims he is willing and able to change that. I say give him the chance.
Huckabee, Palenty, Bachman, Gingrich, Romney and Palin are all good, decent and very capable public servants but they each have one common defect that voters are tired of. They are all politicians. Donald Trump is not. Instead, he is a man who gets things done.
America needs hope and change now, even more than when Barack Obama made it a one size fits all catch phrase. The need will become more desperate as 2012 approaches.
Judging by his resume, Donald Trump knows how to give real meaning to that currently unfulfilled and empty promise. Hopefully, Americans will give him the opportunity.