Like me, Donald Trump may or may not run for President of the United States in 2016. Unlike me, he has the resources for a serious campaign.
Pundits are arguing whether Trump is serious or even relevant. He's run before and didn't make much of an impact.
The more important part of the conversations about his interest in running is about the financial side. Estimates believe winning the election to be POTUS in 2016 will cost a chunk of money. If Trump runs, he said he'll spend whatever it takes. In 2012, it took over $6,000,000,000.
Let's pause and think about what that means in America, with so many living in poverty. Think about what it means with companies furloughing people and laying them off, and think about what it means as state and local governments slash services, budgets and manpower. Think about $6,000,000,000 as people beg for food or go without medical assistance because of the high cost.
Tell you what. You want to win my heart and mind in the next Presidential campaign, then do something useful. For every dollar your campaign spends for you to become President of the United States, give an equal amount to a local charity.
It won't happen. Nope. The campaigns would likely claim that they're doing it but then use accounting tricks and organizational structures to avoid giving the money as they're claiming that they do. After all, these guys want to lead America and the free world, and will spend any amount of money to prove it.
They just don't want to use that same money to help others. After all, becoming POTUS brings fame, attention and power.
Helping others doesn't.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com