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With the horrific events over the weekend from Paris, even the left leaners are beginning to rethink immigration and gun control.
Speaking to an overflow crowd Saturday in Beaumont, Donald Trump brought the 5,000 supporters to their feet when he ended the speech on the theme: “Let’s Make America Great Again.”
Why has Donald Trump captured the imagination of the Republican electorate? From my perspective, it’s an easy one to handicap (Trump has now risen to 42 percent in the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll). Trump is in favor of the core values that have made the U.S. the world’s leader since World War II. These include a strong economy, a strong military and respect for law enforcement.
What the American voter is saying in the 2015/2016 election cycle is “we’ve seen enough of government negligence.” With the out-of-control deficit suffocating and endangering the national security, the time for earmarks has gone with the wind.
On the other side, listening to the Democrats reminds me of Santa Claus without the after Christmas bills. It’s a fantasy land that no longer has any merit. The one percentile simply cannot pay for all the giveaways the Democrats desire. It’s truly time for our country to go back to work.
Being an economic developer for three decades, I truly understand the value of manufacturing and a product driven economy versus a service sector one. Importing finished goods from China, Japan and Mexico will ultimately weaken the country even further. It’s time to grow the economy by bringing these jobs home.
Trump understands this better than most and realizes excessive governmental regulations are strangle-holding entrepreneurship. He truly “gets it” whereas the others cannot see the forest for the trees.
I believe Donald Trump may be our last realistic chance to “Make America Great Again.”
(Comments, opposite views are not only welcomed, but encouraged. In my opinion, our greatest fear is not differing viewpoints, but apathy.)
Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at email@example.com or call him at 985-852-7745.