I am the only son in a family of women, I am the father of a bunch of women. Here is the truth, something that I have learned in fifty plus years of living, gentlemen I am sorry; women are smarter than men. This is a plain and simple fact. They have more “things” this world needs, common sense, work ethic, compassion, empathy, trust, optimism, and faith. Women aren’t afraid to ask for help, they read instructions, and when they get lost they stop and ask for directions. Men, we don’t have it. We may have some of the “things” but it is very difficult for us to display all of them if any of them. Why? Blame the caveman in us.
I had hoped with each passing generation that the stereotypical male would have evolved a little more. I guess there are still too many of those “tough” Dads out there raising boys to not cry, rub some dirt on it, toughen up, you know “be a man”.
Donald Trump plays the “be a man” card as well as anyone. He is egotistical, arrogant and a bully. He fancies himself a “man’s man” a refined caveman if you will, who just happens to have a huge crush on Vladimir Putin, the poster child for the political cavemen. Fortunately for us, unlike his man squeeze, The Donald keeps his shirt on during photo ops (sorry for the visual).
Did I learn anything new last night? No, except that Trump snorts a lot. Hillary Clinton has all the tools, temperament and smarts to run this country. She is not afraid to ask for help and she does not portray herself as having all the answers. Trump acts as if he can single-handedly change the earth’s rotation (for all you Trump supporters out there…he can’t). I think a little bit of confidence is a good thing but at some point someone will call bullshit and you need to be able to back up confidence with action, and smarts. Just spewing random words that pop into your head isn’t going to move the ball forward.
What do Trump supporters see that I am missing? The big R for Republican. That has to be it, I can’t imagine that there is any other reason. Even Ted Cruz who called Trump a “pathological liar”, “utterly amoral”, “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and “a serial philanderer” is now endorsing him. Why? One reason and one reason only the big R.
So what did I see last night. I saw a smart, composed women who dealt with the facts rather than the emotions of the facts. I saw a man ill prepared, whose solution for his utter lack of knowledge was to interrupt, disrupt and try to intimidate. The only person that appeared to be intimidated at times last night was Lester Holt and he isn’t on the ticket.