How do you pay for that? This is the common challenge for the free stuff promises so prevalent in politics. We also hear “My plan,” followed by a big idea that has not really been thought out, especially regarding where the extraordinary resources will come from. Much of it defies our notions of common sense.

Besides the CNN political debates this week, where we hear such “my plan” battle verbiage almost constantly, we have ongoing political debates in the Chronicle opinion pages, as evident in the Thursday letters to the editor. Three out of the four letters were essentially all anti-Trump. The fourth letter touched on the source of the many anti-Trump opinions, some masquerading as facts. The reliable anti-Trump verbiage source is the constantly biased articles from the journalists at the Associated Press. The three anti-Trump letters mostly parroted the opinions in the AP stories from the past couple of years.

To make these political battles easier to follow, I would like to point out that the CNN debates and AP articles are full of opinions and cherry-picked, distorted facts, but it is much more than that. Yes, the debates are largely one dimensional (i.e., opinions) in a multi-dimensional world. In contrast, Donald Trump, as a skilled and experienced developer, also has opinions and facts at his disposal; he naturally views and addresses all issues and problems like a project manager should. That is, it is natural for him to think in terms of 10 additional dimensions.

The other 10 dimensions are: being on-the-level, basic principles, realistic objectives, additional research, comprehensive solutions, financial and human resources, development of physical project components and trained personnel, time management, periodic feedback with course corrections, and tracking and accommodating changes in project context. With all 12 dimensions constantly at his disposal, Donald Trump understandably has a tremendous advantage in any debate and is able to address complex issues with comprehensive common sense, a skill evident to many voters. Who can beat him?

Charles R. Jones


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"Who can beat him?" Well, whomever (s)he is, (s)he'll be arrested; that's for sure.


Another example if the ignorance that permeates those that believe what they're told to believe.

Miuke Nelson

“It is the press, above all, which wages a positively fanatical and slanderous struggle, tearing down everything which can be regarded as a support of national independence, cultural elevation, and the economic independence of the nation.” Donald J Trump in a coherent moment? No, Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf.

CitrusCo Citizen

Wow. Just wow.


There is nothing multi-dimensional about Trump.


Nor is there anything intelligent about him...according to him the tragic shooting was in Toledo not Dayton, the tragic fire was in Pleasant not Paradise, he has low low business skill, bankrupt casinos, airlines, football leagues, multiple lawsuits.

CitrusCo Citizen

More of one chaotic, hot mess as we lurch from day to day with Trump as president.


Charles, you just keep writing letters like this. Every time we read this kind of nonsense we are spurred on to vote and to encourage others to vote against Trump more than ever. BTW, maybe you can explain why he has to have some body double for his wife travel (and hold his hand) when he travels now. What dimension is that?

Miuke Nelson

LMAO You ask who can beat him ? Since the AP is biased, I'll quote your fav FOX:

"The poll pitted Trump against the top five Democratic candidates and Trump lost to all of them: Biden/Trump: 49/39; Sanders/Trump: 49/40; Harris/Trump: 42/41; Warren/Trump: 43/41; Buttigieg/Trump: 41/40."

CitrusCo Citizen

He certainly is creative--a creative liar. I predict that his habit of lying is his foot-bullet--he is his own worst enemy. The problem with liars is that they get caught in their own lies, sooner or later, because they can't keep their versions straight. To quote Donald Trump, "We'll see what happens."


Rod Serling is lighting up as we duck for cover from the loonies.


KerryM - Over your head huh?

CitrusCo Citizen

Yes, it's best that you stay ducked, too.

CitrusCo Citizen

Funny that Kerry should allude to the Twilight Zone, which is almost the Dark Ages. That's what we have been in for the past 2.5 years.

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