On Matters of Campaign Strategy…

En Garde In The Bunker

En Garde In The Bunker

I have been more than amused at all those commentator-talking heads who so badly failed to even consider, let alone predict the result, now telling us how disorganized was the Trump campaign and supposedly illustrating it by referring to the 3 campaign managers.

It was obvious to everybody with a brain that Trump, not anyone else, was managing his campaign (incidentally with the force multiplier of his very able adult children) and that at various stages he had changed the key players to match their expertise to the needs of the time.

The Big Media and the left can’t bring themselves to consider the possibility that Trump is an exceptionally able individual far, far more competent at managing complex organizations than Obama, both Clintons or the second Bush. And beyond that, as just demonstrated, he is far better able to relate to the majority of the electorate and to discern the problems that really matter than the whole political establishment put together. As outlined numerous times in his Art of the Deal, it’s the well-honed instinctive nature of an exceptional leader that ultimately showers its hubris on to new hires in key positions.

As David Prentice puts it, in his piece coming up from American Thinker: “The obvious take on this – and I say this for all the #NeverTrumps, the naysayers, and anyone who might be nervous about what to expect from a Trump administration – is that Trump’s track record of hiring the right people to get a job done well, people who excel, tells us that the country will be in the best of hands. Whoever will be in his administration will excel. This could be the finest assembly of talent and likely outcomes for the country since Ronald Reagan.”

And that is what is making the NeverTrumpers, and other naysayers, so extra unhappy. It is their worst nightmare.

Meritocracy in the White House? This is just what the doctor ordered. The left are going to obstruct as much of his agenda as they can. You will see the stark contrast of how the Democrats in the House and Senate operate compared to how that weakling John Boehner handled Obama during the first 100 days. They will be ruthless in their determination to stop the Trump mandate, yet I’m no less confident however, that Trump will be able to put paid to a lot of the nonsense. And swiftly.

Contrast Trump’s leadership style and air of confidence, with the wickedness and evil intent of the wicked witch; and that’s being as kind as I can be. Thank God that we don’t have to put up with this insufferable creature anymore…

As for me, there are no more than three or four things that the federal government should be responsible for, and outside of that, abolish the whole thing!

  • First is national defense against both external and internal enemies. Needs to be ramped up.
  • Second, make treaties for the benefit of the United States, and the future prosperity of the people.
  • Third, disassemble national organizations in Washington and turn those responsibilities back over to the States where they can be managed on a more personal level according to the state’s beliefs and needs. Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s (Mark 12:17)

Abolish the 16th and stop taxing Labor!

This promises to be an extraordinary Presidency in what it accomplishes for America. May God Bless us all.

284px-American_Thinker_logoWe Are in Good Hands with Trump
For those of you pearl-clutchers on the right who haven’t understood why Donald Trump is president-elect, here it is.  The man known for the phrase “you’re fired” should actually be known for another talent, which is to size up people well and hire them to get things done well.  He’s not just pretty good; it’s a gift that needs to be seen for what it is, which is simple excellence in a time of mediocrity.

One of the principles in The Art of the Deal that Trump speaks of as being of utmost importance is having good instincts, and cultivating the use of them.  It’s been the key to his success in business, in television, and now in his short career as a politician.  Newt Gingrich called him the fastest learner about politics he had ever seen, but it goes deeper than that.  His gift of hiring people at the right time is the key to his ascendance.

We know that Trump has hired well during his business career.  You don’t do as well as he has without knowing how to hire and cultivate people.  It’s a given: in his business, he hired brilliantly.

You can see it in the campaign in two ways.  First, look at the three different people he hired as his campaign managers during different segments of his campaign.  Second, look at the advisers he has brought on to his team, those he trusted to help guide him through the minefields of an arena he knew little about.

His first campaign manager was Corey Lewandowski, a man well acquainted with the hardball side of politics.  He has been described as hard charging, tough, willing to mix it up, and willing to get personal.  Trump hired him because he knew that the early part of his campaign would be rough and tumble, knew that he had to take on an established GOP who had stacked the deck with a huge field of fairly well known candidates.  In order to stand out, he had to show his own issues as important and accentuate them with his own bombastic side, his own trait of flamboyance.  He knew that Lewandowski would help him do that.

Continues in American Thinker…