I don’t know if anyone has considered the benefit of having Trump for president, at least one of the many. And it could easily be overlooked.
Some Americans are fond of writing letters to their president. You know that feeling you get from expressing your view and exercising your first amendment. Now that is good stuff to be encouraged.
However, what a pleasure it is to write to someone when you don’t have to start from scratch. He gets it. I mean he surely gets hundreds of said letters. He probably skims some for highlights or details. He catches the jest of things. I’m guessing, in this White House, there is some means of counting the good letters vs. bad ones with daily/weekly tallies. Just speculation.
But it makes it easier talking to someone when you know he is informed or shares your concerns on a subject. Someone who understands the political terrain like you do. Well, all this goes into realizing you don’t have to start from the beginning, You can start on a certain pre-established ground that he does understand your point of view. He gets it. You don’t have to explain the metrics of how or why you got to this view.
And a second point is that this definitely is a person who appreciates brevity. Remember when Bill O’Reilly always told people to make their email replies pithy, complaining how he got thousands of emails? Well, this master of pith once got his email read on air. But then he actually commended the sheer pithiness in assailing the point. I suppose that was the best part because it alone was probably the reason he read it in the first place, and the reason the point came across. Success.
Well, I could compare this president to others in my lifetime and I think it would be a different story even for George W Bush. But W had a deaf ear anyway so anyone writing had to consider that. Even with him, you had to lay out the foundation or it wouldn’t be taken seriously.
Not with this president. Nope. You can be as concise as you want and realize he probably got the jest of it just fine. And being pithy probably upped the chance of being heard.
But in the end, he doesn’t require you to make a thesis for him to understand or be influenced. In turn, we understand him just fine because he is not out to impress people with flowery lingo that means nothing of significance. He speaks directly about things.
After all, this savvy president has mastered the art of Twitter very effectively.
Our letters can be similarly to the point and I find it refreshing. As someone who has logged 1500 word letters to a president before, I appreciate the courtesy. I call that an improvement. Likewise it is refreshing also to know lengthy treatises on a subject do not impress him. He gets it.
Now if I could just find another adjective besides pithy.
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