Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Revealing Clue about Jeb Bush ; How Candidate Handled Hecklers Shows Much about Leadership Style

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Revealing Clue about Jeb Bush ; How Candidate Handled Hecklers Shows Much about Leadership Style

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Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question- and-answer period after a speech. After Bushs speech, hecklers from a group called Black Lives Matter caused Bush to simply leave the scene. When Trump opened his question-and-answer period by pointing to someone in the audience who had a question, a Hispanic immigration activist who had not been called on simply stood up and started haranguing.

Trump told the activist to sit down because someone else had been called on. But the harangue continued, until a security guard escorted the disrupter out of the room. And Jeb Bush later criticized Trump for having the disrupter removed!

What kind of president would someone make who caves in to those who act as if what they want automatically overrides other peoples rights that the rules dont apply to them?

Trump later allowed the disrupter back in, and answered his questions. Whether Trumps answers were good, bad or indifferent is irrelevant to the larger issue of rules that apply to everyone. That was not enough to make The Donald a good candidate to become President of the United States. He is not. But these revealing incidents raise painful questions about electing Jeb Bush to be leader of the free world. The Republican establishment needs to understand why someone with all Trumps faults could attract so many people who are sick of the approach that Jeb Bush represents.

No small part of the internal degeneration of American society has been a result of supposedly responsible officials caving in to whatever group is currently in vogue, and allowing them to trample on everyone elses rights.

Some officials allow the homeless to urinate and defecate in public, right on the streets, or let organized hooligans who claim to represent the 99 percent against the one percent block traffic and keep neighborhoods awake with their noise through the night.

Politicians who exempt from the law certain groups who have been chosen as mascots undermine the basis for a decent society which everybody, from every group, deserves. …

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