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