Accept it. You don’t have the capacity to be a President to all of us.
It’s not in you.
You can be a leader to a segment of the nation, and even then, only a temporary leader, because the really transformational leaders are able to connect with their followers so they can learn what it is that has held them back and then do something about it. Truly transformational leaders empower people.
But you can’t do that. It’s beyond you.
So let someone else do it.
You gave it a try. You have left your imprint in the nation’s history books. An imprint that we have to pay close attention to so we won’t repeat the same mistake.
You’re a gifted man in many ways, but not to be our President.
Stay with what you’re good at. Television, for instance.
You made money on ‘The Apprentice.’ Why not try a new show and call it ‘The President.’? (first proposed on blog of 10/6/20)
You would get a chance to rewrite history to suit your purposes and make a buck as you do.
You could do several episodes on your version of what led to your impeachment. And you could have Putin, Xi, Erdogan, Duterte, the Saudi prince come in to make guest appearances and tell us about their own version of history.
(Poor history, it gets beat up and twisted around every day)
Now, if you really wanted to run for office again, then you have to be willing to do some learning.
Try a run for governor somewhere. How about Texas? They may want you. They are Red enough. And the present governor may not mind becoming your second in command.
See, you took too big a leap running for President, got lucky but ended up burdening us with your poor choices.
Now that you’ve shown all your cards, whoever chooses you next will know exactly what they’re getting into.
If you go with Texas, then you’ll have Ted Cruz as one of your senators. The both of you can have breakfast together every Sunday. Pretty cool, right? And you’d have miles and miles of border where you can go and put up all kind of walls to keep people from coming in. Maybe you’ll even find a way to make money at that, too.
Since you’re a vigorous man, you could be governor until you’re tired of it.
So, to sum up, yes, you’re a leader, but a tribal one. And that’s okay. For a while. Because even a tribe gets tired of not learning something that will empower them.
One request. Please do us a favor: be mature and restrained when you’re asked to vacate the White House so Biden can move in. We will remember you more fondly.
Good luck. Wishing you the best in your next adventure.
Oscar Valdes. Oscarvaldes.net. Follow in Twitter – oscar valdes@widehumr