How Trump Could Still Win POTUS 2016
When Donald Trump first announced that he was running for President of the United States, I have to say that I was excited. He was that politically incorrect person who spoke his mind without caring what others thought. He said things that were unpopular with the PC crowd, but issues that were clearly on the minds of the populous. He was attacking his opponents on issues that were important to all Americans. As I said, I was excited.
Recently, however, Trump has abandoned many of the things that excited me. The DNC and HRC have done a great job of putting Trump on defense, which has left him defending himself (and looking horrible in the process) while HRC gets a free pass from the main stream media.
As of a couple weeks ago, I’m undecided and thinking of voting third party, as well are many people that I talk to. While Trump may be on the ropes, he is certainly not down for the count. There are a few things that perhaps the Trump campaign needs to be reminded of — why the people turned out in DROVES to vote for him.
I hate politics and even more than that, I hate politicians. This was my #1 attraction to Trump from the beginning. After the RNC, Trump became a politician. After the “pussy grabbing” tape came out, Trump was a politician. When the Republicans started pulling their support from Trump, Trump was a politician. STOP BEING A POLITICIAN!! Everyone hates politicians! Trump should separate himself from those blood sucking leeches and use each and every instance of this to show how he is NOT a politician. Ryan won’t help Trump? Good! McCain won’t support him? Great! Every politician who pulls away from Trump should be used as a way to show the American people that Trump isn’t a politician and isn’t afraid to cause waves in the political atmosphere in D.C. The recent talk about term limits for Congress is a great start, but there have been so many missed opportunities to separate himself from those who are so despised. He needs to get back to the “Un-Politician” stance that people really liked about him.
Fight The System
Our government is broken. We all know this and we hate it (just like we hate politicians). Government Worker is one of the most often cited examples of an oxymoron after all. Trump should use this as one of his key talking points. Use it to expose the corrupt justice department that failed to indict HRC. Use it when talking about terrorism and the failure of the FBI who had cases on multiple terror suspects that it closed with no action, only to have them execute attacks. Use it when talking about the ridiculous tax system, trade deficits, Iraq… the Government is the enemy of the people, so embrace that and make it your enemy as well!
Speaking of emails, this was and IS a central issue that is on every American’s mind, yet I have heard almost nothing from the Trump camp for a while on this. HRC blames Russia for meddling in the affairs of the US Government and trying to affect the election. Is she upset that Russia is trying to effect the election? Or is she upset that they are exposing the truth, which is quite telling and extremely damaging? This is the angle that the Trump campaign needs to take and go on the offensive and attack the lies, coverups, and flip flopping that the Hillary and her campaign have engaged in, which has been lost in the media frenzy that is Trump.
Me, Myself, and I
This is all I hear when I listen to Trump. When giving speeches and during the debates, any time Trump speaks it’s about himself and how he’s better than Hillary. Hillary talks about what she will do to help you and me (as she lies through her teeth, I’m sure.) Theodore Roosevelt said “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Based on the way Trump talks, it seems like he’s in this race for himself. He needs to make it about the people and connect to them on a personal level, which Hillary did very well during the second debate.
PC is OK Sometimes
Every true leader, business person, and sales professional knows how to insult someone and have them thank you for doing it. I haven’t seen this skill from Donald Trump yet. He speaks in generalities and stereotypes. The answer to the Muslim woman’s question at the second debate was one of the worst answers I think I’ve ever seen.
Question: “How will you help people like me deal with the consequences of being labeled as a threat to the country after the election is over?”
Trump’s Answer: “Well, you’re right about Islamophobia, and that’s a shame. But one thing we have to do is we have to make sure that — because there is a problem. I mean, whether we like it or not, and we could be very politically correct, but whether we like it or not, there is a problem. And we have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on. When they see hatred going on, they have to report it.”
WTF is that? He didn’t answer the question and only served to reenforced the Islamophobia that she is worried about. How could it have been better? Something like this:
“Hatred is often used as a cover for fear and I’m sorry that you are going through this. Unfortunately our country has come under attack from radical Muslim terrorists such as in New York City with the World Trade Center, in San Bernardino, and in Orlando. To improve these race and religious tensions, we need to stop these kinds of attacks from happening.
You and I both know that not all Muslims are not radical terrorists, but many radical terrorists are Muslims. What I am proposing is a temporary ban on immigration from Muslim countries until we can properly vet immigrants to ensure the safety of all Americans such as yourself here at home.” (Notice the words you and we and yourself in there?)
Can Trump Still Win?
There isn’t much time left before Election Day and Trump needs to make a drastic recovery. Since the RNC, we are seeing a completely different Trump than we had before. He needs to reconnect with the people who got him to where he is today and focus on what matters to them. This is how he can beat HRC.
What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.