Is Donald Trump the Mohammad Ali of Presidential Politics?
Seven Reasons they are alike:
- They both claimed the world stage as “The Greatest” before their fight had even begun.
- They both came out of no where to dominate their opponents like no other before them.
- They both were supremely confident in themselves and embraced highest risk for highest payoff.
- They both rattled their opponents persistently with extreme braggadocio and personal insults.
- They both counter punched their competitors using “rope-a-dope” before putting them away.
- They both were highly adaptable, quick to find weakness, and fought relentlessly like an attack dog.
- They both were driven to win, above all, determined to destroy their opponents with superior wit and unbridled skill.
One Reason They Are Very Different: Muhammad Ali is a Muslim
Muhammad Ali’s battle was fighting one opponent at a time to win for his personal glory, and he did. He took on all comers, including former champions, and won, and won, and won to become a world champion for all times. America basked in his glory and embraced him with undying love.
Trump’s ultimate battle will be very different if he wins his last one-on-one fight in November. As President, he will have to take on many fights simultaneously to win the loving embrace of America he so desires, which his fans now freely give him. Trump will have to make America his new family for this to happen, as Lincoln and others have done before him.
Can he make America great again by focusing his amazing energy, determination, strength, and wile on putting the welfare of his new family ahead of his immediate personal glory for four long years?
©2016, Robert Joseph Harris, PhD: Futurist-Minding the Gap between “what is and what can be” as an advisor, blogger, golfer, researcher, creator, thinker, walker, talker, reader, writer, lover, tinkerer.