We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sheesh, that was a pretty decent pivot and hammering away on jobs works for me. I agree that the battle is between the golobalists and financialists, on the one hand, and those who prefer to preserve what makes America unique, the Bill of Rights, and American sovereignty.
To quote myself:
What is a working person to do? Dems offer condescension and paternalism, accompanied by subsidies, handouts, and fake make work jobs. Reps offer condescension and disdain coupled with the opportunity to work amazing multiple parttime deadend jobs in the “vibrant” service sector while they cheer the devaluation of savings and labor (offshoring, open borders). Coupled with technology, it is a perfect storm for undermining the Middle Class
Granted there are different kinds of working people, those who are good with gaming the system and for whom autonomy and self reliance aren’t a big deal, have the Dems. But the folks who were brain washed to value self actualization and all those middle class values like being productive ...and contributing to the economic pie, have nowhere to go. Trump filled the vacuum by default.
It's not the first time he's been serious. This is who Trump really is when he's not on the stump: intelligent, thoughtful, candid, and articulate. That's the guy you would be electing for President.
Trump's campaign persona is just much more flamboyant and theatrical---because it works for him. On the stump, in front of a giant crowd, he's a showman. As an executive, on the job, he's the guy you see above.
If you doubt me, look at this interview with the Chicago Tribune board:
Thank you for pointing out the obvious. If Trump had been the same person on the stump that he had in business, he would not be a billionaire. He is smart. Smarter than anyone is giving him credit for right now. He is no dope.
I thought he revealed his 'real' side during the press conference long ago with the Trump products out on display (hilarious, by the way). He started the press conference like a CEO. I imagined that was the man in the boardroom at Trump Towers.