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Leadership and the Presidency | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in 2016 Presidential Election by James Pat Guerréro on 11/10/2016

trump-familyOn the heels of this 2016 Presidential election and the decision of the American people on the new president-elect, Donald Trump, everyone speaks a different opinion about the outcome and whether anyone can live or die with it. One asked oneself whether one should “quit life” – that  being a drastic question.  Another asked, “let us obstruct the president-elect with all the power as possible.”  And yet another asked, “prayer and hope may be given to bless the new leader.”

A truly extraordinary set of political events have occurred. An outsider with absolutely no political experience came to the forefront in a presidential political election. From any individual that takes a certain amount of panache.  This individual not only weighed the likelihood of defeating the Clinton political machine, but also stood squarely against the Republican political establishment.  Every primary Republican candidate was taken out one by one: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, et al.  As it turned out, they were not as strong.  More likely is that they would not be as strong as Mrs. Clinton.  She might have made them appear as little leaders, and she might have won the election.  Also, as it turns out, president-elect Donald Trump purposely stood against the Republican establishment in the primary and up to the last-minute of the election day.  He strategized that the American people did not like them either.  Not even the Bush family voted for him, and they are considered firmly Republican establishment.

But as politics goes in this presidential election year, the Republicans gained ground in the Senate, House, state governor and local races throughout the country.  The agent for that change was president-elect Donald Trump.  And he had known that would occur.  He knew that most Republican candidates would not endorse him, at least not publicly, because of their perceived notion that they would not be elected because of him. It must be clear that not having most endorsements from his own political party was not absolutely needed – not in this campaign.

President-elect Donald Trump understood the media, the results of the media, the purpose of the media, and the microscopic view of reality of the media.  Therefore, he strategized the media to his own advantage and spotlighted Mrs. Clinton with high-level media coverage on her own past and present legal problems. He exposed Mrs. Clinton who showed that leadership was not the strongest of her qualities.  Also, he exposed Mrs. Clinton who did not perform well under pressure because of a lack of good judgment.  By Mrs. Clinton’s own design, president-elect Donald Trump saw through her own view of the electorate make-up.  Her view of the electorate make-up was different from what the American people really are.  A good leader would not miss that important element in service.  As it turns out, Mrs. Clinton’s constant reference to the “inclusive” word means something entirely different than truly every single American citizen and resident foreign nationals.

It is clear as all of the American people have declared that president-elect Donald Trump is the better leader for the presidency.

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