I found myself listening to The Eagles album, Hell Freezes Over. I attended that concert at the Pond in Anaheim, CA. Great concert, superb album. The think that I like about The Eagles and most great music, is its authenticity. I think that’s what draws people to a lot of Western music. Losing your dog, your girl and your truck is something that we all experience at some point in our lives (even if only by metaphor). Many popular songs have a lot to do with loss and redemption. We all feel for that.
Americans like Authenticity
I think that was the appeal that President Trump brought to the political scene. He had a sense of authenticity. You might not like the persona of a real estate developer from Brooklyn. Many didn’t and some still don’t, but he was genuine and his love for America was true. He cleaned out the Republican opposition because of that genuine appeal. He beat Hillary Clinton because she was not genuine, unless we’re talking about genuinely evil.
President Bill Clinton has a genuine nature that doesn’t appear to be studied when you meet him. I’ve never met one person who met President Clinton in the flesh who didn’t come away liking him, even if they disagreed with him.
President George W. Bush is another genuine person, and he remains so. Yes, he was a globalist and part of the Bush Dynasty, but to meet George W., everyone I know came away with a feeling for his sincerity. The same was true of President Reagan.
We can argue Obama’s sincerity but he beat out Hillary (and Biden) because he was able to portray himself in a genuine way, with a desire for hope and change. Yes, he was an incompetent president, but that authenticity that he brought to the stage won him two elections.
The Democrat field, lining up for 2020, and growing daily to 22 or 23 as of this writing, lacks authenticity with the exception of the two people in the lead. Biden and Sanders, the two old white men come across as being authentic. I agree that at this point, a lot of it is name recognition, but there is a sense that they believe what they’re saying. The rest of the field is looking for a gimmick to propel them into a position where they might challenge the front runners.
In order to beat Donald Trump, the donkeys will need to field somebody who is genuine – authentic. Because the BS detectors out there can tell a fraud a mile away.
…I became a Walmart greeter?
Yeah, I know, I don’t think that I’d work out. I’m a bit too blunt.