The 2016 Presidential Election: Competence vs Corruption…How Will America Vote?

November 07, 2016

Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th. The big question I have is will millions of conservatives stay home or not vote in the Presidential election because they are not fully excited about Donald Trump? As I have said before, Donald Trump was not my first choice as the Republican nominee for President in this election. I am a Christian first, an American second, a conservative and a Republican. Once Donald Trump became the Republican nominee, he became my nominee and my candidate.

His economic plan makes sense, especially for small business, which is drowning in regulation and suffers from an anti-job growth tax system. Trump is committed to lowering taxes on small business and middle income families.

He is not afraid to call a terrorist a terrorist.

He has pledged to abolish Obamacare and replace it with an approach which puts the individual in charge of their health care decisions, promotes competition among providers and lowers the cost.

He will rebuild our Navy and strengthen our defense capabilities.

He has pledged to refocus education policy to state and local decision makers.

He is pro-life and opposes late-term abortions unless the health of the mother is at risk.

He has promised to appoint justices and judges who not only have read the U.S. Constitution but believe in the U.S. Constitution and have a record of supporting the Founding Fathers’ intent.

He is for a smaller federal government role in our lives and a more responsible fiscal policy.

He has an unshakeable commitment to securing our borders and halting the flow of illegal aliens into the country.

I have never met a conservative who would not agree with the policy positions Trump has offered. But he has two other qualities that make him the best choice to lead America. He is competent…and he is not corrupt. So why are some conservatives and Republicans, although fewer today than a few months ago, reluctant to get behind and support Trump against Hillary Clinton?

The bottom line is they think he can be crass at times, thinks too much of himself, too unpredictable, and not diplomatic enough in his verbal communications--all true in my opinion.

But Trump is not corrupt.

Hillary Clinton is corrupt. There is no doubt about that fact. She is corrupt to the core and her vaunted “thirty years- experience” she and her surrogates offer as her major qualification for the Presidency is void of any accomplishments at all, domestic or international. She is incompetent, corrupt, a fraud and a hoax.

We know she is a congenital liar. She lied about landing under fire in Bosnia. She lied about her emails. She lied about Benghazi. She is lying about the pay-to-play behavior that permeates the Clinton Family Foundation.

But the worst and most unforgivable lie of all is when she told the families of four Americans who were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi that those responsible were reacting to a video that cast the Prophet Mohammed in an unfavorable light when she knew and had told her daughter that Islamic terrorists were responsible.

So now we have a choice tomorrow on Election Day.

We can vote for Donald Trump and his agenda for America. Or, we can vote for Hillary Clinton and the Clinton agenda for the Clintons.

So, ask yourself these questions as you go into the voting booth Tuesday:

1) What is best for you and your children and grandchildren? Two or three more U.S. Supreme Court Justices in the mold of Antonin Scalia or two or three in the mold of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

2) What is best for your family, tax cuts or higher taxes? Are you for an economic policy that promotes job creation or boosts entitlements?

3) Are you for a less intrusive federal government or do you want the federal government to have more say in your lives? 

Our country’s future depends on how you answer these questions. Vote for Donald Trump and help get America back on the right track. This election is very close. Don’t put your family’s future in the hands of others.

Go vote tomorrow for Donald Trump!

For America,

Dennis E. Whitfield
Chairman, Conservative StrikeForce
Deputy Secretary of Labor for President Ronald Reagan (1985-1989)