Opinion: Trump’s boldness refreshing, McCain’s white noise annoying

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If anyone hasn’t noticed how biased and imbalanced most mainstream national media has become, their head is in the sand.

Case in point: Recent attacks on Donald Trump.

Mr. Trump is making waves, the kind for which many Americans hunger. His no-nonsense, straightforward, candid messaging is one that Americans can finally absorb with pleasure and concurrence.

Not in recent memory has a presidential contender been so transparent and open about his beliefs. Mr. Trump doesn’t opine based on what will or will not offend the audience.

It’s appreciated, because pervasive political correctness keeps the average politician from speaking his or her mind. The days of Lincoln-Douglas debates are long gone. The country has been stymied because of political correctness; because of thin skin and overly sensitive people, who shirk from the hard truth that America is fading in power, reputation, and respect.

Donald Trump succinctly states what he thinks. 100% of the time. How refreshing, whether you agree with him or not.

When Governor Perry of Texas disparaged him personally, Trump reminded Americans of Perry’s failed academic record. When Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts took a swing at him, Trump reminded Americans that it was Romney’s presidential race to lose that he very well did against Obama. And when Senator John McCain of Arizona cast spurious and defamatory aspersions at him, Trump reminded Americans of McCain’s failures.

Donald Trump supports the Armed Forces of the United States. He respects service and valor, risk of life and limb, and Americanism. To question his commitment to the military based on a comment about one person is obtuse.

If Americans and the media expect cookie-cutter sound bites and goose-stepping reverence to milquetoast debates, and more boring, trite rhetoric, then watch Jeb Bush or Scott Walker or Marco Rubio. All of these men are smart, capable, patriotic candidates but lack flare and genuine candor.

Donald Trump is what the American electorate has been asking for for the last two decades. Not since Reagan has a frontrunner in a presidential election been so direct and honest in his plans and opinions.

Trump’s support of the military and veterans runs deep. Just audit his companies’ support of multiple organizations, or his community stewardship embracing and donating to our Armed Services over his long tenure as a businessman.

As the debates, the forums, and the coverage of the presidential race continue, I want voters to get a backbone. Don’t hang your hat on one sentence or one opinion from a candidate. Consider the entire package, from experience to values, from vision to plans for making America great again.

The white noise of defeated presidential candidates like John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry is distracting and irrelevant fodder used and promoted by the biased, anti-Republican media.

Don’t forget, right-leaning news sources like FOX, Townhall, and Breitbart are disturbingly few and far between in the U.S. media collective. Because of them we don’t get fooled. Nor do we close our eyes to the tangible, proactive platform of a candidate like Donald Trump.

Political correctness be damned for the 2016 presidential election.

I expect presidential candidates to speak boldly, openly, and honestly on all subjects. And I discourage affinity with the comfortable polarization and bias of the media against visionaries like Donald Trump.



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