We have experienced, challenges, to our nation, etc., before, but perhaps never, to the present extent, in recent memory! Regardless of his political outlook, priorities and preferences, most would agree, the upcoming elections we face, in November 2020, are important as we appear to be at a crossroads, which could determine the future direction and behavior of this nation! This is not an ordinary, simple battle – political, traditional, partisan, but rather perhaps a historic battle, for the soul of the country and perhaps for the rest of the world. We were faced with previous elections, where many thought, that they were faced, with the choice of the lesser – of – two – evils, and their vote would not really matter, but, it seems, the difference between the vision of the United States, and the planet, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, is extraordinary! How these two men, divided and SEPARATE, in a key way? With that in mind, this article will attempt, briefly, to consider, examine, review and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what it means and stands for, and why it is important.
1. Sane leadership: If we resort to slogans, the difference between the two, maybe that of Trump, more – of – the same, Make America Great Again, call, and Biden, Make America Sane Again! Many polls and polls indicate President Trump is viewed negatively by a majority of Americans! Wouldn’t we be better served, by someone, who seeks to bring us together, as opposed to a negative and polarizing influence?
2. Empathy (versus, personal interest): You have to be ready and willing to prioritize, listen and learn effectively, and prioritize the needs, goals, perceptions, priorities, etc., of constituents! Many believe that the current holder of the highest office in our country prioritizes his personal / political agenda and / or self-interest, rather than the greater good!
3. Planning: While Trump seems to be proceeding, proudly, by the seat – of – his – pants, he also appears, on several occasions, to proceed, unprepared! His opponent, Joe Biden, seems to firmly believe in power and the need for effective planning!
4. Attitude; aptitude: Openness, people, observe, an obvious difference, between these two men, especially, at the level of their attitude, etc! There have been many reports, President Trump often seems disinterested in many relevant details and, we have to suspect, the apparent aptitudes and skills, applicable and necessary!
5. Relevant; reasoning; reality: Make America Great Again, it seems, to hypothesize, it’s no longer, great, etc! How many times does this president resort to distracting statements and actions when we would be better served by proper planning! Examine the focus and emphasis of each individual, as well as their dominant reasoning! Have you ever believed, Mr. Trump, behaves like he’s embroiled in some sort of alternate reality?
6. Articulate; Actions: When a public leader speaks, it influences many others! Have you considered the impact, when this president articulates a message, which appears to many to be, contradictory, polarizing, etc.? There are ramifications for someone’s actions, as well as when they resort to procrastination!
7. Timely; time tested; truth / truthfulness: When a public official seems to prioritize potential, political impact, etc, over what is necessary and necessary, he often fails to do so, in a thoughtful and timely manner! A prepared leader uses the skills, experience and expertise they have acquired by applying the best, time-tested approaches! When we avoid the truth, we consistently fail to be truthful, and many lose confidence in their ability to lead!
8. Excellence, against, good – enough: The quick fix is often not the best! When this president seems to be looking for populism, rather than the best, he’s not serving the best interests of this nation! We must demand a quest for genuine excellence, rather than the acceptance of the good – enough is enough!
9. Dive deeply; discover: When you consider yourself to be a stable genius, and smarter than the experts, he may not go deeper into it, in order to discover the best way forward!
Joe Biden declares that we are in a battle for the soul of our nation! What do you think?