By Robert J. Garrison
On a cool fall Saturday afternoon, the Republican nominee Donald J. Trump gave his own Gettysburg address. During this address, which sounded more like a State of the Union speech than a campaign speech, the Republican nominee rolled out a contract with America. This contract details a ten point plan that Donald Trump will enact in the first 100 days to fight against government corruption, bring change to Washington, and to help restore the American people’s faith in the political system.
Whether you like Donald Trump or hate him, I really want to encourage you the reader to read the transcript of the speech for yourself. I ask this because I feel that as a society we have far too many times allowed events to be told to us and filtered by the pundits, media, and elites, rather than go to the primary source. I’ll give you an example of this. On MSNBC, they had a guest who dismissed Donald Trump’s plan. His reasoning?
“It was far too audacious and would cause nothing but chaos in Washington.”
Yet this pundit gave no further explanation whatsoever on why he felt this way. He just said it expecting the viewers to take him at his word. The anchor also didn’t push the guest to back up his claim!
We are in the midst of a voter revolt that is tired of a do-nothing congress that is more concerned about holding their grip on power rather than helping the little person in America. Congress is hated more than the worse movie character ever, Jar Jar Binks. Voters want an outsider that will shake up Washington; they want chaos!
Donald Trump has encouraged people to “Make America great again.” The underlining thinking behind that campaign slogan is for Americans to think and dream big once again. So it makes sense that the candidate would lead by example, by coming out with a big plan. Donald Trump is leading by example.
The reason why this ten point plan, I believe is a game changer, is that it outlines for the first time what kind of change the outsider Donald Trump wants to enact. It is no longer bombastic hyperbole. It is now policy. I admit, the plan does lack details, but that is done on purpose. It’s a brilliant use of psychology and here’s why.
Donald Trump is a businessman who negotiates deals. And as a negotiator you always leave yourself wiggle room to modify, so you can claim that you got what you really wanted.
Another reason why this plan is a game changer is that it draws a stark contrast with his opponent, who is the ultimate insider, Hillary Clinton.
If Donald Trump can stay on message and hammer this plan until election day. Donald Trump has done things ‘outside the box’ and it has worked and because of this, he has a very good chance of pulling out the win because of that. We will see come Nov. 8th.
Robert J. Garrison is a political and religious writer for The Systems Scientist. You can connect with him directly in the comments section, follow him on Twitter or on Facebook, or catch up on his articles in the Archives.
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