As a trainer for the Dale Carnegie organization I learned that one of Mr. Carnegie’s most important principles was, “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.” Watching the Republican primary race, he’d be disappointed at the lack of civility among the candidates.
Yet among the candidates believed to have a real shot at the nomination, one stands out for his positive, upbeat message that stays focused on seeing this country at its best and refusing to follow those who would tear each other down — John Kasich.
Donald Trump’s criticisms and condemnations of his opponents seems to appeal to some people. Perhaps it’s because criticizing others comes so naturally to some, and somehow in tearing others down, they feel built up themselves. Is this the kind of character and values we want our president to model? I don’t think so.
Kasich echoes the same upbeat message that Ronald Reagan inspired us with more than 35 years ago. His vision for America is that we can, with hard work and collaborative effort, restore the shine in our stars, and bring along every American in the process. His record in Congress and Ohio demonstrates that a positive and collaborative leader can unite people and deliver results. His style of leadership reflects a “servant leader” mentality that “leaves no citizen behind” and speaks no ill of others.
What’s needed this year? Let’s send Trump to the Dale Carnegie course to learn human relations skills and let’s send Kasich to Washington.
Hilton Head Island