Donald Trump has risen in popularity during the 2016 Presidential election because he is the best of a really bad bunch and his history as a successful businessman compared to the opposing candidates makes him seem like he really could "make America great again".  In reality, no one person will never have the answer to solve the problems of 300 million. The electoral process for President has become a "beauty contest" where each candidate offers the best "World Peace" answer made up of campaign promises to get needed votes, that's all.


This is a practice of Machiavellian political philosophy where ideas are stated and it doesn't matter if they work or don't--it just matters that the candidate gets support behind the idea. Both parties have organized themselves like military organizations during elections to get a decided advantage over the opposition. It can be seen in the documentary "Patriocracy", 2010, where, at the start of the documentary, many people are asked about the state of ideological politics in Washington and all state that it is has been the worst they have ever seen. Former U.S.

Rep Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, interviewed said, "You have people who get elected that are loyal to their parties to such an extent, that when making decisions about public policy that their uppermost thought is to how does it affect their political it going to help win the next election." 

He is the loudest voice in the room

CBS correspondent Bob Scheiffer said, "We (the American people) have become a very impatient society among other things,...when you have someone like Barack Obama who comes along and says we can change things, somehow people expect him to change it in twenty minutes." Donald Trump has entered the political race taking advantage of this opportunity.


He is the loudest voice in the room, shouting at the rain and people grasp at his "outsider viewpoint" (Hey, he could be right?!). What his candidacy should represent to all Americans is a wake up--that both political parties act as employees in a badly performing company.  A microcosm of this incompetency can be seen in the problems plaguing the Chrysler corporation before 2009. From a 60 minutes interview on its revival, the company was mismanaged by a top-down bureaucracy which "played not to lose" and stifled creativity amounting to poor production quality.

In Alexis De Tocqueville's book, "Democracy in America", he outlines that the seeds of American citizenry were in educated, middle-class English subjects who had already tested the future democracy with laws and governance while still colonists. Over 240 years, that group has changed and this "impatient group" of new citizens must realize that while the demographics, beliefs and values are different, the common thread still is that everyone wants a good life. 

The national consciousness speaks

CEO Marchionne's vision of reviving Chrysler, as he did with the Italian car company Fiat, was investing in his workers who wanted to work.


The United States also should reinvest in people who wish to move the country forward at the same time and this won't be returning to the policies of the past. Social justice for gays and African Americans, apathetic voters, the Occupy movement, "Black Lives matter" movement are all voices of the national consciousness. Former and current veterans, documentary filmmakers who highlight the crumbling infrastructure in the country can create a list of "things to do" immediately that focus on common threads for each citizen. The elderly, the young, immigrants and illegal immigrants all have a voice that lends to tasks which can lead to action. Donald Trump won't be "that one that can make a difference". This task is daunting because it is to develop a whole new vision on what is a common understanding of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Rest assured, that Donald Trump's vision of a great America will have nothing to do with anyone else except his own.