Trump: The Call to the Disillusioned No-Party Voter "I'm sick and tired of hearing things from uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites. All I want is the truth. Just gimme some truth." - John Lennon
Donald Trump should consider beginning one of his speeches with this: “Probably the biggest differences between me and Democrat Hillary Clinton are that I have no blood on my hands and that I am probably not going to be indicted at any moment.”
Donald Trump is quite probably the answer to the No-Party voter. For the past 10 years or so I have registered as No-Party in New York State. That is the only way you can register as an “independent”. But Trump has fashioned himself as he should be: beholden to no single-minded ideology that has no hope of gaining the White House. I have grown weary of Conservatives railing against Trump, saying that he is not a true Conservative.
No career Republican has any hope of winning the presidency by adhering to an inflexible “woulda, coulda, shoulda” ideology. Donald Trump speaks to the visceral nature of the disenfranchised voter that screams, “No more lawyers in the Oval Office!” As a successful businessman, Trump would know to surround himself with experts in the targeted fields of endeavor that make up the Cabinet. Any good manager knows that it is often advantageous to hire those who are more experienced than you to get the job done. You do not pepper your staff with politically correct choices or political favor mongers.
Trump is the Non-Politician.
It is time to end the practice of emptying law firms into the White House. Lawyers become politicians because their education provides them with the knowledge of what they can get away with. In the case of Obama, he became a “Constitutional Scholar” so he could know his enemy. What the nation needs now is someone to manage it; to be its CEO. This way, the country can be run instead of run into the ground. We need management, not propaganda. The United States (or what’s left of it) does not need a political figurehead. We need a helmsman with the organizational smarts to push for performance from his appointees while staying out of the lives of citizenry. And if someone/something doesn’t work, you get rid of it.
Anyone who has followed Trump's career knows that the man is no beholden to anyone and cannot be bought by any currency, real or metaphorical. And we need direct language from a leader for once. Ruffle feathers if necessary and get the last word. Diplomacy should not be used as a weapon of emasculation.
Andrew T.Durham is a graduate of State University at Albany, with a degree in Psychology/Philosophy. In the late 80's to mid 90's he was instrumental in creating ground-breaking outreach/prevention programs, as well as being a highly successful public speaker. A former acupuncturist and clinician (primarily to inner city adolescents), he has also been a consultant to the Massachusetts State Department of Public Health and several non-profit organizations. He is an accomplished musician - proficient in 7 instruments - ,actor and author of 10 plays, 5 of which have been produced. He is currently a consultant for small non-profit agencies and lives in Rochester, NY