You Don't Have to Like Him
October 5, 2020
Many intend to not vote for President Trump because they do not like him.
That should not be the reason. First consider, he is not your husband or boyfriend. He is not your best friend or even a friend. And you almost certainly will never meet him in person. Yet he will affect your life every day on the decisions he makes whether they are good for you, or for America. “Liking” is an emotion. President Nixon, before Watergate, said that “decisions made with emotion are almost all bad.” He later realized he should have listened to himself.
Use common sense. Whether you like the car mechanic who repairs your vehicle is less important than the quality of the repair job he does. Whether you like the dry cleaner who cleans your clothes is less important than how good a job he does. And on the other hand, we all have had the experience of using someone for a task whom we liked but who performed poorly.
At the outset of our building business, we learned this quickly. My brother handling construction commented, “you hire the framer who frames a home well even if he offends you personally.” The results rather than the person were important and allowed us to last for forty-four years to become Houston’s oldest residential contractor.
People dislike President Trump for a variety of reasons.
Some question his moral behavior. But what immoral thing has he done since he became president? I can think of none. At the Republican convention, his expression of pride when Melania gave her speech said it all. He is proud of his wife. And should be. And look at his children. All well raised and good American citizens who love their country.
Some dislike him because of his tweeting and saying what is on his mind. But the flip side is that in doing so he reveals his sincerity. His comments must be sincere as he sometimes says things that are not in his own best interest. Today after years of hearing politicians tell voters what they want to hear, sincerity is now to be valued more than ever.
Some dislike him because he repeats himself and exaggerates. But with the instincts of the businessman he is, he knows selling takes many repetitions before the listener gets it. He knows he must emphasize the positive or who will buy it. And in doing so he offsets the phrases and talking points that all Democrats and their allies throughout the media (except Fox) use universally each day. Their same phrases show up there across fifteen media channels. The President’s approach to counteract this may be one large reason he has been able to make the positive change he has: he is always selling despite the attacks it engenders.
Some dislike him because of his direct and combative style. Yet by being otherwise and taking the dishonest hits conservatives have taken for decades what has it gotten us? It has gotten us a country that is on the brink of Socialism.
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What President Trump will do in a second term can be easily be predicted by what he has done in the first. But no one has any idea of what Joe Biden will do other than being manipulated by Bernie Sanders and the Left who support him.
Voting against a presidential candidate because you dislike him is always a mistake. You should vote for him because he will make your life and the life of every American better. In President Trump’s case, his past performance has shown he has.
Vern Wuensche grew up in the tiny farming community of McDade in central Texas. He obtained a BBA and MBA from the University of Texas and holds a CPA certificate. In 1975 he founded what is now Houston’s oldest residential construction company for 42 years. He wrote a book, Overcoming Legal Abuse as an American Entrepreneur, about the difficulty of starting and running a business without a properly functioning legal system. He is an Army veteran. An early marathoner, he ran the length of Galveston Island in the early 1970’s, continuing his distance running regularly all his life. He is a Christian who is serious about his faith. An Elder for twenty years, he has regularly attended Missouri Synod Lutheran churches all his life.
But his passion has always been politics. As a child, he hung bell-shaped door hangers on doors in McDade for Eisenhower in 1956. And since 1972 he has worked on campaigns of every type, attending 22 Republican state conventions, usually as a delegate. At the same time, he continually studied presidential politics. He ran for President in 2008 and 2012 placing seventh and tenth in the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary. Details of the races can be seen at http://www.voteforvern.com His current long term project is the development of a Republican Farm Team. Anyone considering running as a Republican at any point in the future for any race should begin early, develop name identification and develop relationships with funders before they decide to run.
Visit Vern Wuensche's website at www.VoteForVern.com/