Have you had a boss like Donald Trump before?
All they care about is the bottom line, and looking good in the process. That’s not a necessarily a bad thing in the private sector. It can be taken to extremes like anything. The bottom line becoming so important that fraud ensues: Enron and Worldcom come to mind. But, a results-oriented boss is generally a successful boss, because they are driven to succeed. And, they drive their employees to succeed.
The boss I had was also like Trump in the way of being, well, thin-skinned. You had to walk on egg shells around him. He didn’t take criticism very well, and was not open to suggestions on anything that was counter to his pre-determined path. His way or the highway. You know the type.
Bu what bothers me about Trump as a Presidential candidate is the Constitution. Trump’s style doesn’t lend itself to be willing to have his Executive power limited by the Constitution. Case in point: Two days ago, Trump said that he would “open up the libel laws” to allow an easier path to gain monetary awards. The fact that the President doesn’t make the law aside, rewriting the interpretation of the First Amendment by the Court is not within the the power of the presidency. Making a statement like this makes Trump look like a tinhorn, petty bully.
A boss in the private sector can do most anything he wants, as long as he meets his goals, keeps his superiors happy, and operates within the law. This is the realm that Trump excels. He has never had to deal with an entrenched bureacracy, not to mention a possibly intransigent Congress, and a possibly hostile Court. The expectations of a Trump Presidency will be unnaturally high, setting up a YUGE disappointment.
Super Tuesday is tomorrow. I’m hopeful for a Cruz victory in Texas, a good showing across the South, and a further winnowing of the field. Losing the Sessions endorsement yesterday had a real sting. Maybe Jeff was telling Ted that he doesn’t think Ted’s quite ready yet. I don’t know. But it hurt nonetheless. Head to head, I think Cruz has a chance to beat Trump. A small chance granted, but a chance.
Cruz 2016. Because Conservatism Matters. Because the Constitution Matters!