Watching the Democratic Convention finale with Hillary speaking, it was striking how very little if any time was devoted to those things which America is demanding. National security and real economic prosperity and how to really achieve them were hidden in cliches and meaningless phrases. It was clear that she is completely out of touch with the issues and problems faced by real Americans, while her opponent clearly addressed those very fears a week earlier. Why is this?
Well, perhaps it's because of the clear difference in outlook between the two candidates with Hillary a captive of an ideology that has failed the world so miserably wherever it is found. Trump on the other hand, raised by a hard charging, driven developer and the graduate of Penn's Wharton School of Business looks at life as an opportunity to succeed if you are well prepared, energetic and willing to take risk.
When you look at the difference in accomplishments it is stark. In the case of Trump, he has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams yet he has been generous to his employees and many who have suffered due to no fault of their own, only asking that hard work and dedication be the road they follow in the future. Despite his outspokenness and brashness, many of the good things he has done are done so privately and discreetly, not expecting open praise or credit for what he has done. But the bottom line with Trump is he's a "doer", and he won't take no for answer, hence, his political success as a rookie when almost all deemed it impossible.
In the case of Hillary's accomplishments, they primarily involve advancement by way of the coattails of her husband, President Bill Clinton. He gave her the limelight as First Lady and later as a major party influence created the opportunity for her to run for a safe seat in New York for the United States Senate. Later, under Obama, she was appointed Secretary of State and we must ask, would her background have qualified her for the position without the pressure of her husband and Obama's desire to keep her on a close tether? The answer is a clear NO. In all likelihood, Obama also was inclined to give her the prestigious position to keep her under control.
And then there is the issue of personal riches. Hillary Clinton has produced absolutely nothing, but it's clear that she used her influence to advance her personal wealth and that of her husband. It began in Arkansas when Bill was governor, continued in the White House and really went on steroids as Secretary of State. Seriously, who would pay a quarter of a million dollars and up to Hillary Clinton for a speech? Absolutely no one would do so. She's boring and even had husband Bill nodding last night in Philadelphia but the promise of influence led many groups, including foreign governments, lobby groups and universities to "invest" for their future.
Contrast that with Trump, who has worked hard to attain success. Yes. he has made deals and has had a few failures; that is true with any large business involved in multiple corporations but he has put thousands to work including many women in management positions and has truly lived the American dream while also opening the doors to that dream for countless others.
So there you have it. Donald Trump is a "doer", a mover and shaker to create things while Hillary is a "taker" and user, always putting her self interest first, whatever the cost and no matter who pays. That should make the difference clear for anyone with two eyes to see. I only hope all America is watching and paying attention.
Perhaps the real reason rests in the stark difference between the two candidates, a difference that colors everything they do.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exist in two different worlds, worlds developed by their upbringing and their experience. And the difference is stark.
In the case of Donald Trump, he believes that good planning, hard work and the willingness to take risk are key elements of success and he has successfully accomplished great things in the building industry and has been rewarded accordingly. For Donald Trump, the world is an exciting place offering great opportunity for those who are willing to carefully plan what they want to do and work hard to accomplish it. Donald was pushed by his father and motivated to be his own boss and early accepted risk. His education at the Wharton School of Business helped inculcate those developments and risk became a key component. is the key component, but when it is overcome great success follows. In the case of Hillary, a student of collectivism in college which placed nd the impact of their environmenttraining and the philosophy that was accordingly developed.