Dear Mr. Trump
May my strength endure.
May my love be more perfect.
May I serve well, Lord.
Dear Mr. Trump,
As with many Americans, when you first announced that you would campaign to be elected to the presidency in November 2016, I wondered if you were simply seeking the publicity and were not really dedicated to mounting a serious campaign you could possibly win.
Mixed with that doubt was a concern that you could possibly have the objective of eventually running a third party challenge that would effectively hand that November election to the Democrats' candidate.
By the time of the last televised debate before the Iowa primary, I had accepted that you probably were serious about running a professional political campaign with real intent.
Your second place finish in Iowa is certainly not a crippling blow, but it is a cautionary lesson to either pay more attention to the advice you are receiving from your campaign adviser(s) or, if your campaigning has been following their advice, to fire them and take an approach more likely to get you the Republican Party's nomination which is essential to your winning in November.
Unless you are the narcissist that some others claim you are, you can use the Iowa result to admit that some changes in your style, approach, and preparation are called for in order to improve your chances for success before your original momentum is lost.
I believe you are "a quick study." I believe you can absorb the briefings your staff must provide on the key sectors of the electorate you will have to vigorously court in order to build a solid body of supporters with whom you can secure the Republican nomination.
By now you yourself know the nature of your themes and style which are appealing to your present followers and supporters. While you will want their continued support, you will have to expand your outreach by appealing to the concerns and themes that can attract the other eligible voters you will need for the long haul of the next 10 months to and beyond the Republican Convention.
That goal is obvious to every candidate. Help the American voters to know you personally and respect you. Conducting a quality public relations campaign doesn't require that you run a conventional, politically correct campaign, but it does require that you are seen as approachable, reliable, stable, thoughtful, moral, ethical, and can empathize with each potential voter who is open to being persuaded that you are the candidate who can win, unite, and solve the present and future problems the nation you want to lead will have to face for things to be better in the years ahead.
Many Americans believe you can further refine your campaign, learn from what you have already experienced, and ultimately be successful. If you also believe you can, make it happen.
An American voter who wishes you well.
© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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