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The real deal takes on a phony

Bush Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. explains clearly, calmly and with all the authority that an accomplished economist, businessman, statesman. and distinguished Republican can muster why it is essential to our nation's well-being that Donald Trump is not elected President of the United States.

Paulson is the former chief executive of Goldman Sachs and has actual credentials as a businessman of which Trump can only dream- and lie to the gullible about having. He is also the chair of the Paulsen Institute at the University of Chicago, dedicated to ways of encouraging and maintaining sustainable economic growth. And he explains clearly that when it comes to running a business (or a country) and even negotiating, Trump's style and personality are a disaster. This is a man who- unlike Trump- understands that the goal of running a business is to make the business prosper, not merely to amass a personal fortune and feed one's own ego.

This is a man who knows economics- as Trump, for all his posturing, does not. This is a man who understands how to run a successful business- which Trump has never done. This is a man who understands how to govern effectively- which Trump, I fear, never will.

And this is a man who understands the difference between a leader and a charlatan, and the necessity when the circumstances arise of putting country before party.

I hope that people listen to folks like Sec. Paulsen and George Will and the entire Bush family. This is a year in which the most loyal thing a person who believes in the ideals of the Republican party can do is not to vote for its presidential nominee.

This is a year in which the best thing Republicans can do for their party is to put their country ahead of it.

HT: Real Clear Politics

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