Why do we chose presidents based on the appeal of their personalities? That has got to change. My advice for Donald Trump is to quit pretending to be Mr. Nice Guy. Trying to prove to everyone that you are a nice guy underneath all the bluster will not fly, and is not true, anyway. Acknowledge you are a mean SOB, maybe the meanest SOB most people have seen, always have been, always will be.
Own it, be proud of it.
Point out that our country has elected several nice guys for president, and where did it get us? Tell the voters you are running for president to straighten out some things that need straightening out, not to get invited to their house for Sunday dinner.
When someone digs up an old video clip where you insult half the world, just give a fist pump and yell, “Yeah, Baby!”
This emphasis on the President to be personally liked more than any other candidate has to be a recent phenomenon. It takes a lot of TV exposure to determine that. Was Abraham Lincoln someone you would want as your best buddy? Who cares? That was not his job, not what he was elected to do, not what he is remembered for.
Tell everyone these are difficult times that need a bully, someone who inspires fear in world leaders, an unpredictable, wild-eyed, junk-yard pit-bull, lunging at his chain, snapping and spitting and barking out-of-his-head crazy. That is you. No pip-squeak world leader will tell you to go to hell.
Who cares if you can’t point to Mosul on a map? Most voters couldn’t point to Iraq.