The lead story on National Public Radio this Sunday calls Donald Trump an "entry-level" President, meaning making the grade barely if that.
It is not his fault because blame never belongs to Donald Trump, correct?
Whose fault is it that the incumbent President is grossly unfit? This article analyzes the situation.
American political parties operate without standards for their purposeful performance. What are the primary tasks of political parties?
- Task 1: Establish and maintain the Party Platform that defines the brand and guides its constituents.
- Task 2: Recruit and cultivate leaders at all levels of government.
- Task 3: Establish standards for elected jobs at all levels.
- Task 4: Vet, verify and validate candidates' resumes.
- Task 5: Support candidates and their campaigns.
- Task 6: Continuously engage citizens to improve the Platform constantly.
Donald Trump has a failed resume. A proper vetting would have precluded his bearing the Republican brand. Now, he has tarnished the Republican brand by making it Trump.
Trump's First 100 Days: An 'Entry-Level' Presidency
April 23, 20177:00 AM ET
Domenico Montanaro - 2015
With any new president, there's a learning curve. But for President Trump, it's been steeper than others.
"Mount Everest" is how Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, described it ahead of Trump's 100th day in office, which is coming up Saturday, April 29. "It's as steep as they come and ice-covered, and he didn't bring very many knowledgeable Sherpas with him."
Trump's ascension to the presidency is an unlikely story. The flashy New York billionaire and former reality TV star cut a very different image than any American president before him. He's the first with no government, military or political experience. In an age of frustration with the political establishment on both sides of the aisle, that background had a certain appeal."
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