It was interesting to see a recent poll that showed Americans viewed Donald Trump as one of the least qualified to be president, but yet they chose him above the others by a wide margin. What’s that all about? It’s about the Trump appeal. The appeal that is drawing the favor of so many Americans is summed up in three words: power, courage and independence.

Donald Trump has demonstrated that he has the power to make things happen. It’s not just talk. His resume is seen in the skyscrapers he owns, and in the fortune he has amassed.  This sends the message that, unlike other candidates who may talk a good talk but not be able to perform, If this guy says he’ll do it, he just might actually do it.

The second factor in the Trump appeal is courage. He has the courage to say what is on his mind without fear of what others may think. He has the courage to risk his fortune on an unsure bet for the presidency of the United States. He demonstrates the courage to fight for what is right, as he sees the right.

And lastly is his sense of independence. He has stated that he is beholden to none. He will have no debts to repay and no one will buy influence. He will be free to do what is right for America without regard  or influence from special interests.

It’s been said that people buy for three reasons: They have confidence in the salesman; the salesman has confidence in his product, and they can afford to buy.

In this case it’s obvious the salesman has confidence in his product–his own ability. The public has confidence in the salesman because of his past performance. Only time will tell if they will ultimately buy.


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    • Chip on August 17, 2015 at 18:33
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    His product is the weed-killer that destroys the PC weed strangling and suffocating America! That, I submit, is what we LOVE most about the Donald!!

    • Daniel P. Whitley on August 17, 2015 at 18:34
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    I am so afraid of Trump. He filthy rich and can buy anything he wants, including the White House. His appeal is that he taps into the anger and fear of the America people, but anger and fear are no reason to vote for someone. He is absolutely the wrong person for the job.

    1. Mr. Whitley: I think your comments herein apply more to the Clintons who are filthly rich (off taxpayers) and who think they can buy her way…there is one of whom to be afraid…

    • Rich Walls on August 17, 2015 at 20:29
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    When the Republican field is so rich with pro life, committed Christians, like Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump does little to excite me. I sincerely believe he is not a man of conviction but operates with a huge ego and is arrogant. Also, if you study his fortune, it was founded by his father who was a brilliant real estate developer in NYC.

    • mary ray on March 6, 2016 at 13:31
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    I can not agree that Trump is courageous.
    Being self-centered, egotistical along with putting others down and being harsh may be sins a lot of us struggle with.
    But I can never equate anything in his character that validates Courage.
    Courage is being brave and honorable.
    I can not honor Trump or anyone for that matter who speaks and acts with disrespect towards others.
    I will pray for whoever my Lord and Savior places in as President.
    But right now I pray fervently for all. Especially for all those in leadership. Lord, have mercy. Thank you Lord for your mercy.
    The way of the world’s road is sadly becoming wider and wider.
    I ask all my brothers and sisters in Christ to pray and pray and pray.
    We need divine help, guidance and wisdom for such a time as this.

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