Image means nothing, and we’ve proven that. One could argue that it makes a big difference if someone shows up dressed impeccably, yet they can’t deliver on their promises. On the other hand, I’d trust someone who was dressed like a beach bum and could make a better world for everybody with their actions; now that’s a leader.
So What Would I Do to Improve Everything?
I’d start with our economy. I’d take the globalization of everything and restructure it. Let’s face it: The rich are going to stay rich, and I’m fine with that. But don’t do it at the expense of the hard working Americans who are out of work (in case they forgot, we call those people the middle class). Just because a rich person makes $20M per year doesn’t mean he/she spends $20M per year. They each might have the money to buy a $100,000 car every year, but I’d rather see 200 middle class people spend $500 per year to keep the ones they have. It feeds money into our system. Good old strength in numbers.
Next, I’d surround myself with a Congress who keeps their hands in their own pockets instead of everybody else’s. That would get rid of the lobbyists who think farmers and special interest groups benefit more from subsidies than hard work. Has anybody bought a gallon of milk recently? It’s not pretty.
Defense Doesn’t Mean You’re Watching a Football Game
Our foreign “friends” seem to have a way of challenging the integrity of our nation for reasons only they understand (unfortunately, it ends up as something we call war). As a result, they discover that the United States has the most formidable military in the world. Some back off; some don’t. What I don’t like is the price in human lives. I’m not sure I could live with the losses of our brave heroes because of a decision I made.
Foreign Policy? How About Domestic Policy?
I could tell my fellow Americans that I’ll fight for their rights and privileges, but who am I fighting? The only fight I’ll get is from those who oppose me in restoring this great nation. As president, I’ll win that fight because I have the power to do it, and I’ll use that power.
So Will You Vote for Me?
If I were elected president of the United States, I wouldn’t treat every vote I received as a sign of trust on your part as much as I’d treat it as a sign of commitment on mine. I wouldn’t let you down, especially the middle class.
But then every dream comes to an end when we wake up, doesn’t it? Besides, I’d never qualify.
I’m too old.
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