I disagree with most of what you say. Obama was a US senator and had also served six years, I believe, in the Illinois state senate. A thin resume for a presidential candidate, perhaps, but at least it was in the profession he wanted to step up in. I don't think Trump's knowledge of business is necessarily an advantage at all. We are also talking about a man who has said he will give Sarah Palin a cabinet position! Sarah is simply not the caliber of person required to run a cabinet office.
I believe Fulbrights are open to Americans. I know two Americans who have received them. As for Obama's negotiating skills, I think he wanted to negotiate with the Republicans in Congress but they were obstructionist in the extreme. I don't think Obama's natural instincts are "my way or the highway" at all. Quite the opposite, actually. I think he is a decent man who is prepared to work with all sides on an issue, but it is the Republicans who have forgotten that politics is the art of the possible -- they think that negotiation and compromise is somehow a betrayal. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mdixon.6569@...> wrote : Feste, he's not my ideal candidate either! However, he has just as much qualifications as Obama did , if not more. At least Trump has management, executive and negotiating skills and built his own multi-billion dollar *empire*. All Obama ever did was be a *community organizer*, whatever that is. Whatever his academic achievements were are perceived as being based on affirmative action based. How does an American student get a Fulbright Scholarship? I've always heard those are reserved for foreign students. Trump's zero political office experience is perceived by many as a plus. A lot of people are tired of being promised one thing and then those promises abandoned. A lot of people are tired of career politicians. Yeah, Trump is perceived as a *fighter*. Throw a punch at him and he counters ten times harder. Wasn't it Obama that said" if they bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun"? However, Trump is a negotiator, I've never known Obama to negotiate anything. It's always my way or they high way. If Trump is nominated, I think he's got a pretty good shot.He's attracting a coalition that Republicans have dreamed of but rarely get. There are a lot of independents that are attracted to him. From: feste37 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 10:19 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Establishment Conservatives Against Trump I still regard the Trump candidacy as an absurdity. Trump has no qualifications to be US president. He has zero experience of political office. He is unsuited by temperament to the office and would be a dangerous person to be in that position of power. I do not believe he has a chance of being elected. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <sharelong60@...> wrote : Mike, thanks so much for your insights, very helpful. I think the Tea Party totally screwed up the Republican Party and I also think Trump, for that situation, is just what the doctor ordered. Why does the RP hate Cruz? Just because he questions them? Or something more specific? From: "Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 8:53 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Establishment Conservatives Against Trump It really is a dilemma isn't it. Trump is not a true conservative but a populist. Trump is attracting people from all over the place. Many undecideds, which is what Republicans have been after for years. Yet, they don't trust the guy with his *New York* values which are ultra liberal. He is to the left of most establishment Republicans but to the right of any Democrat, which is why I think moderate(liberal) Republicans are starting to find him a bit more acceptable. Ether him or Cruz, and that blows the mind of establishment Republicans. Cruz just won't play ball with his *superiors* and that really pisses them off! As long as the race is between the two, the Republican establishment will eventually line up behind Trump whether they like him or not because they hate Cruz. From: "emptybill@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 7:57 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Establishment Conservatives Against Trump Why establishment conservatives are on the rally against Trump. Against Trump http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace Against Trump http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace Share article on Facebookshare Tweet articletweet Plus one article on Google Plus+1 Print Article Email article Adjust font size AA AA AA AA AA AA AA by ... View on www.nationalreview... http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace Preview by Yahoo