I realize you may have already made up your mind, maybe this will let you know you are making the correct choice. Here is the article from Trump’s friend, noted financier Conrad Black who says LOOK BEYOND THE BRASH-THE DONALD IS WELL-SUITED TO MAKING DEALS AND BEING A LEADER. Read on……………. _____________________________________________________________
The greatest single political problem in the Western world is sclerosis of the imagination. In Congress, on the hustings, and in the media, the U.S. is reduced to two camps.
One side is calling for swinging strokes of a spending scythe on the government with the threat of a shutdown behind it, and the other side is offering more redistributive taxing and, through the quaint and incompletely recycled ex-communist Bernie Sanders, a trillion-dollar bribe in the forgiveness of all student loans.
In the media, we have shrieking heads with very few people saying anything intelligible.
In Canada, there are cries of alarm over the deficit, though it is hardly a surprise and seems to top out at less than a third, as share of gross domestic product, than where the U.S. sat for seven years (1.5 percent against 5-7percent).
Donald Trump horrifies Canadians as a caricature of an ugly American of the 1950s vintage: loud, boastful, boorish, ignorant, obscenely materialistic, and illiberal in every respect, as nauseating a personality as he is reassuring to us of our comparative civility, culture, and equability, our inoffensiveness and niceness, if not exactly our style.
There is some reason for this judgment of Trump from what we have generally seen of him in public now for 30 years.
In private, he is charming, solicitous, engaging, and companionable, never pompous, devoid of prejudice, abstemious, and a traditional and conscientious family man. He is a generous civic leader in New York, a quality builder, and a generous employer and philanthropist and friend.
I scarcely recognize the self-obsessed blowhard I see on television, but the fact that he is doing so well must be taken as indicative of the rage of scores of millions of Americans as the work themselves to the bone to stumble from pay check to pay with maxed-out credit cards and loud rumors of recession.
They are angry about rising crime rates, the many thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars that have been squandered in the Middle East to produce an appalling humanitarian crisis, the debasement of the currency and the reduction of their great country to the status of a laughingstock.
If elected, Trump would have a clear mandate to clean up the scandalous quagmire of American political campaign financing that has reduced every candidate, except him and Michael Bloomberg, to Oliver Twist mendicants, with cupped hands and begging bowls, and has brokered most legislation among the special interests that finance members of Congress.
He would have a mandate to dispense with Obamacare, over which the president misled the public about keeping their own doctors and avoiding higher medical costs, an untruth more certainly deliberate and of more relevance to most American families than George W. Bush’s ultimately unfounded claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Trump would enter the White House with a mandate to define the U.S. national interest in the world, in cooperation with allies, and to enforce it.
He would have a mandate to streamline and decentralize the federal government, bring in bipartisan entitlement reform that would make government affordable, and product tax reform.
He has already defined that reform as meaning no breaks for the billionaires (not like the phony, if entertaining, grandstanding of Warren Buffett).