by Jayne D. Frank
The media is befuddled about the soaring numbers for Donald Trump but as a woman who worked in a corporate world dominated by men, I am not. Consider first the fact that for almost 8 years now, we have had a President who is devoid of leadership skills, and has done everything in his power to avoid making decisions about the future of this country’s economic future and our security. We started seeing him bow to foreign leaders early on in his Presidency and this appeasement mentality has continued to this day. Americans have stayed quiet but have continued to build up the rage in their hearts over someone who would bring this country to the point of deterioration that it is today.
We have also seen this President ridicule our military might and our military leaders. He doesn’t ask for advice on foreign affairs from the most distinguished powerful military men that this country has but if given advice, he completely disregards it. The cuts to the Military have decimated our forces to the point that we could not now fight two wars at once should that ever become necessary.
The point to be made here is that Obama’s administration has become the most effeminate administration that I have ever seen in my lifetime; soft to the point of being totally useless.
In my 20s, in my early career, I was surrounded by powerful men who were not afraid to make hard and sometimes not too popular decisions to benefit their company and their shareholders. This was such an aphrodisiac to women around these men and many people aspired to go on and have careers where they too could take risks and make career advances.
I believe right now that Donald Trump is tapping into two main emotions: Women who want their men to be strong and make us safe, something none of us are now under Obama. The second emotion is the underlying rage that American conservatives have felt and have been powerless to do anything about for the last two terms of Obama. We also sent conservatives to Congress to do the work that we sent them there to do, and under Boehner and McConnell’s leadership, that has failed as well. Americans have also had it up to their eyeballs with dynasties such as Clinton and Bush, and we certainly don’t want to see anyone elected with such a past and present climate of corruption around them.
So, despite Trump’s crassness, his abrasiveness, and seeming unwillingness to “go along to get along”, I think you will see a continued willingness on the part of Americans to overlook the substance of what he says right now and feed off his aura of power and our disgust at what Obama has done to America. Whether that translates to a GOP nominee win for Trump, that is probably going to be decided by the far right conservatives in this country who will vote to sacrifice this country once again to another far left Progressive who will continue down the course set by Obama.