Guys, and ladies, this is fascinating. As I’m in the midst of semi-retirement from my blogging habit, I would not have believed that the comments of this poor blog would reflect a great question which faces this nation. The pool it too small! But, here it is! Fantastic!
Most of the frequent commentators we’ve left on this blog are ardent Trump supporters. I’ve very glad they’re here, each and every one of you. I mean it. I consider you guys all the time, daily.
Recently, we’ve had a couple of people comment, which, were not so ardent. I’d call them “fence riders”, although one has stated that he’d hold his breath and vote Trump. He just voices that he really doesn’t like his options. I happen to agree. I don’t like my options.
I also believe a thought conveyed on the last post isn’t without merit, that is to say, the quicker we get to the bottom, the quicker we can start moving up. ….. that’s what going Galt is all about.
It is not unreasonable to discern that Trump may not be good for this nation, nor this nation’s people. OTOH, it would be entirely unreasonable to discern that Hillary would be good for this nation or this nation’s people.
So, in this sense, the question would be akin to asking if you’d like a slow Chinese torture sort of death, or, would you rather have a bullet between your eyes?
Now, I know the Trump supporters would not agree with the above characterization, but, this is exactly what many fence riders believe and feel. Reading the comments have left me wondering if this is how we believe we can convince people to vote for Trump. I know some Trump supporters don’t see this, but, it’s here, it’s real.
To win an election, you actually have to give a compelling reason why one should support one candidate over the other. To say, ‘our candidate doesn’t suck as bad as the other’ will not convince people to get out of bed for your candidate. Right, wrong or indifferent, it’s just not going to happen like that. If you’re going to be an advocate for Trump, then, repeatedly, over and over again, tell people why Trump will be good for this nation and this nation’s people. Explain why, explain how …… in a positive manner. This is especially important to thoughtful, intelligent people …… that would be people who actually get out and vote. Verbally bludgeoning them is probably not the best way.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t want anyone here to change, not one iota. I love you guys! But, if this blog is indicative, and, I believe it is, this is why Trump isn’t getting a lot of traction of late.
Why does a secure border benefit the people of the US? How many benefits can you see from there? Do you root for American athletes during the Olympics? Why? Because you believe in American exceptionalism. BTW, Trump is missing the boat on this. He should be doing a tour on all of the shows talking up the US athletes …. competing and winning. It’s right up his talking points alley, but, he’s missing the moment. Don’t make it political, just talk up the exceptional people doing exceptional things as Americans. Highlight the positives. There’s a whole plethora of things in which we can accentuate the positives, rather than focusing on the negatives. That’s what wins, that’s what always wins.
We all understand Hillary is a bullet between the eyes. Now, convince the people how Trump isn’t a slow drip to hell. <—– That wins!
PS ….. Telling a right-to-life person that Trump is less of a murderer than Hillary won’t do it. It won’t resonate. It doesn’t resonate. ……. Well, it may resonate, but, not in the way one wishes it to resonate.
PSS …… If this comes off as critical, it’s probably because it was an attempt at helpful criticism. This is just my advice, take or leave it. But, I’m trying to help.