Business isn't simple; foreign policy isn't either. If Trump wants to be taken seriously by the general electorate, he should demonstrate the nuanced understanding of foreign policy exemplified by candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Hillary Clinton.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality," author and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller famously said. "To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
Coming off his embarrassingly disastrous "oops" run for the presidency four years ago, Rick Perry announced this week that most staffers will no longer receive salaries due to much lower than expected financial donations in his current crawl to the highest office in the land.
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Without serious interest from mainstream media, and without billions in campaign funding, the Vermont Senator has been able to generate a nationwide groundswell of enthusiasm. Money can't buy enthusiasm, and money certainly can't buy a person's trust -- Sanders has an abundance of both.
Fox 'News' finally finds reason to 'care' about the environment; Hillary Clinton draws a bright green line around Arctic drilling; EPA tells oil and gas industry to cut the methane; and Islamic leaders call on Muslims worldwide.
The Clinton plan is a step in the right direction. But it's not debt free. The Sanders plan offers real solutions to the high costs of college tuition and student debt, and as such, real progress towards the building of a robust democracy.
This past Tuesday I turned on CNN and watched a conservative political pundit go off the rails when she stated that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was somehow connected to Monica Lewinsky. In that moment I knew Republicans and the blatantly anti-Hillary media had overplayed their hand, as most voters simply don't give a horses' ass about Hillary's email
Someone who says what he believes and sticks to it and who dares anyone to challenge him. Imagine that Bush going up against Clinton. Now that's a match-up that would make the Democrat gods shudder.
Every time I see either Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, even when they try to smile, they look either bored or tired. Their speeches are lackluster, their faces weary, their posture slack. They often radiate boredom. If I were an executive, I wouldn't even think of hiring them for my team because they would drag down group morale.
"I am not going to second guess [President Barack Obama] because I was in a position to set this in motion," Clinton said. "I want to wait and see what he and Secretary Kerry decide." She then followed up with what might be one of the worst rejoinders ever delivered from the campaign trail.
America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.
We need to dream not of turning conservatives into liberals, but of uniting America behind a principle that comes before "conservative" and "liberal." We need to recognize the core problem with America's democracy -- that its citizens are not equal as citizens.
For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.
When things get difficult, everyone starts pointing out their flaws and don't follow their playbook, they stop caring. Trump is running with the ball because it's fun.
This liberal infighting isn't only about competing allegiances. It's about values, communication style, regulating Wall Street, a debate over Clinton's aggressive foreign policy and Bernie's recent Congressional Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the future of the Democratic Party.