I have been watching the news this morning especially the American Political debates. Now whether or not you like it, Donald Trump is telling the truth as he sees it.
He is seen as a very loud, very rich, very powerful individual. However, what the other politicians are missing, what they cannot see, is that he has very strong beliefs and very strong convictions. He is not just rolling out a political party agenda, he’s not looking to get elected by just saying whatever he thinks the people would elect him on, this is why inside the Republican party he carries true conviction.
If you listen to the other Republican candidates they troop out the bland safe middle of the road policies which they think will get them elected. You cannot hear any conviction in their voices, you cannot hear strong beliefs, these are just ‘work-a-day hacks’ who wish to safeguard their position in the political system and for that you do not need beliefs because politicians do not have beliefs.
Donald Trump is a rare creature, he believes in what he is doing, his beliefs and convictions in business have made him the powerhouse he is today.
Regardless of country and drawing from my time with the Labour Party I cannot get this quote from ‘Hunt for Red October’ out of my mind: “I am a politician and while I am kissing the babies I am stealing their lollypops”. Don’t go there Donald, stay true to your beliefs.
(c) Michael Douglas Bosc