Rising drug overdose deaths, worsened racial relations, fewer health care choices, seemingly intractable immigration issues, more and more regulations and taxes, violent crime on the rise, an international scene dominated by the headlines of increased terrorism and nuclear threats by rogue regimes, and a political dialogue between the parties that has simply gone off the rails. This simply should not be life in America in the 21st Century.
Along with all these concerns that put us all in daily states of consternation, agitation, and worry, life in America also seems a lot more difficult than it should be right now, getting harder and harder—harder than it has to be. It is time, long past time, for new, bold, strong, smart, and commonsense leadership. It is my honor to now try and contribute to that.
My whole professional career has been focused on what I call the durables and not the distractions, the most important things in life—and that principles are much more important than politics. My candidacy will be an experiment in the application of these beliefs, but it will also be an experiment I guarantee everyone who affiliates with it will be proud of.