“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light” (George Washington).*
What is it about Donald Trump that’s catching the public eye, going viral on a variety of media outlets and startling admiration from many?
He is who he says he is. That usually isn’t a top trait of presidential candidates. There are so many to please—donors, advocacy groups, parties, etc.—that often our presidential candidates hide what they truly believe in order to try to appeal to all.
But is straggling the fence really what we want our next President to be doing? I’m not saying that Trump is the only candidate who speaks the truth. What I am saying is that he is not afraid to speak the truth of what he believes. That is a key difference. With Trump, you get what you see. With others, it can be hard to see past the people-pleasing tactics.
This is going to be one of the most interesting election seasons in the history of our country. For the first time, we have strong candidates from both parties and, the first in a long time, issues are being battled at in the open rather than behind closed doors. If for nothing else but to alert us to critical issues, I thank Donald Trump for having the nerve and backbone to say what he believes and to defend it with all his mind and might. Because without him in this election, we would not be hearing as many “hot” topics being battled so openly.
*Washington, G. Retrieved from http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/g/georgewash384189.html