There has never been a female President of the United States of America. We know this and if you are looking for a reason to vote for a woman and if you stack up this resume against that resume among the two women in the race — Fiorina and Clinton, then the winner would be…….. Hillary Clinton. Carly Fiorina is quite impressive, …. very impressive but the government experience as both a Senator and Secretary of State goes to Clinton. But, you say, she is untrustworthy, imperious and quite possibly a pathological liar! I am not speaking of her personal attributes; I am just referring to her resume. A Clinton administration does not fill what I will describe as my “pleasant dreams”.
So, when Donald Trump says that he rest of the field is lacking because they just “don’t have it!” and when we watch the rest of the field twist and turn while they screech “he is not a real conservative, I am!”. Or, when Ronald Reagan Jr. says, “This egotistical, narcissistic guy with the weird comb over “swanning” in his private plane. … I mean, look in the mirror, fat boy. Look at that hair, you’re ridiculous!” and then suggests that “It’s just so unchivalrous. My father would recoil at that sort of thing.”
There seems to be a collective eye roll, especially at the tone of the younger Reagan. By and large most of the photographs of Ronald Reagan (senior) suggest a more vigorous and rugged man who would probably say very little about another man’s hairstyle much less embody the reflex of “recoil”. BTW does any man you know use the word “swanning”? Perhaps, we should take a look at the “it” factor. I will call this “maleness”.
Nope, it is not a “cult of personality” that is causing women to make dresses with his (Trump’s) picture imprinted on it, to cry in the audience and men to feel that they have someone running with “testicular fortitude”. It is simply put, it is the fact that America feels just a bit stronger, a bit more capable and certainly more confident with the image that a “strong man” such as Trump exudes. Remember it has nothing to do with physical strength, youth or the ability to “punch someone out”.
A bit of history: ” Most historians agree Teddy Roosevelt was probably a bear disguised as a man. During his life he found work as a cowboy, an explorer, a Rough Rider, a war hero, a cop, a Marine, and a boxer. Being president was actually Roosevelt’s least manly job, though it helped that he kept a bear and a lion as White House pets. His love for exploration never waned, and in his later life, he led an armada of ships around the world, went on African safaris, and even discovered a new river in the Amazon—the Rio Teodoro. But perhaps the most badass event of Roosevelt’s life was his reaction to a 1912 assassination attempt in Milwaukee. He was shot in the chest but decided to deliver his campaign speech anyway, only receiving medical aid after it was done. Indeed, Vice President Thomas Marshall remarked at Roosevelt’s funeral that “death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.””Sparknotes
Let’s face it, the “strong man” who also “cherishes” his woman is the object of affection by both men and women alike. It is reminiscent of a Bonanza episode……. I have a friend whose husband owned a successful construction company in the north. They went on a “double date” with another couple, my friend always envied the deep conversation they had with this other couple. The other lady’s husband was a professor, always chatty and self deprecating – my friend always suggested to HER husband that he should take lessons from the professor in “being sensitive”. As luck would have it, they were accosted in lower Manhattan after the dinner. The professor was noticeably nervous and immediately panicked. My friend’s husband, a very savvy street fighter, somehow picked up a rock, distracted the attacker while the police eventually came to the rescue.
The incident happened several years ago but the pride was still in her voice and the “gleam” in her eye when she contrasted the “savvy” actions of “her guy” to that of the “other putz” (sensitive became putzery) with the great vocabulary. By the way, this professor proved after a while that being “sensitive and chatty” does not translate into being a gentleman.
In other words, for many, the idea of “manliness” is part of the appeal of Trump. Conversely, the appeal of “strong womanliness” is the key to the appeal of Carly Fiorina. She is understated, gracious and strong. Like it or not, Clinton’s impressive resume’ does nothing to reduce that horrible laugh, the imperious lying, and the fake accents. If Trump is every woman’s first husband or first boyfriend (as he has been described by a friend), then Fiorina is the class “smart girl” and Clinton is the maiden aunt who made you eat glazed carrots and calf liver for lunch.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/09/reagan-sons-interview-donald-trump-213149#ixzz3luWA1ttQ