By Dr. Jim Garrow
A rather intelligent acquaintance of mine wondered why in the world I would post anything positive about Donald Trump. In his mind he felt that Donald was not eloquent, rambled on in his speeches, made incorrect statements, started an explanation of something of substance and wandered off the topic. He went on to describe the fact that Donald seemed “bullish” in his presentation style and wasn’t polished.
Interesting observations – and all true.
Substance, style, tone, tenor, accuracy, or the lack of any of the aforementioned could be used as measuring sticks for Donald Trump, but I am reminded of one of the best teachers that I ever had. He seemed to bumble his way through lessons, dressed shabbily and looked as if he had just gotten out of bed. His wit and wisdom however were unassailable, he got us laughing and conned us into loving Geography of all subjects. He demanded greatness of us and settled for nothing less, he called us names, made fun of some of our characteristics, and taught us to examine things carefully. He wanted proof of everything, not because he didn’t believe us, but because he wanted us to think.
There is a certain comfort in meeting a man similar to my teacher in the person of Donald Trump. This guy is not about being smooth, perfect (the hair should be a giveaway), or politically correct. He gets things done and if he gets you to the table, you probably won’t walk away without a deal in hand. He likes win-win situations but I can see that he would not accept a deal in which he (or America) would lose.
After decades of smooth politicians who present one set of standards to us and then abandon them once seated inside the beltway, its refreshing to find a guy who seems different. He’s far from perfect, but he is believable. Will the world respect him? I think that they would fear him in the best way possible. They won’t be able to predict his actions or responses, and that is a very good thing. He has laid out the criminality and collusion of China and other countries that have taken us to the cleaners. Will he walk back from his position in negotiations with our trading partners or our “enemies”?
I am beginning to think that Trump will get the deal for America that may not be the best possible, but he will move the yardstick down the field to America’s advantage and not set us up for failure down the road.
Am I all-in for Trump? No… not yet. But more and more I look at what the rest of the world is doing in measuring him up as an adversary. They are quite nervous and in China (a place that I know a little about), The Donald has garnered respect from some of the elites already. This bodes well for the future regardless of the nations represented. They know that they will not run roughshod over him and as a result will not run roughshod over America. He is not a raving socialist or Marxist like the current Tsar of Pennsylvania Avenue and espouses capitalism and what it brings for the growth of the nation and the benefit of the people. Trump may be the man for such a time as this.