From: insider.foxnews.com, as seen on Fox & Friends, on Oct 17, 2016
Pollster Frank Luntz offers his 5-point plan for Donald Trump to use in the next presidential debate. Frankly, I think Trump would do well to listen to him. But it’s unlikely. Trump still seems to maintain the opinion that he knows everything better than anyone – about any subject or any issue – and is unlikely to even consider taking Luntz’s advice. That’s exactly why Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot and making unforced errors that keep Hillary close. If Trump could mute his inner egotistical know-it-all self for a change and listen to someone else for advice, he might actually convince some voters that he has some answers and relegate Hillary to his rearview mirror.
Luntz’s suggestions do make some sense and regardless of what you think of his focus group antics, he has indeed spoken to many more diverse voters than anyone that you or I personally know so I’m willing to give him some credit for discerning what’s bugging our voting public.
His first suggestion, the forensic audit, isn’t one that usually comes to mind, but maybe he’s onto something in that I do know that most of us are very displeased at the rate that our government spends our taxpayer dollars. A brief explanation could establish why a businessman would be better at identifying and controlling program costs and benefits than a lifelong politician.
The second, giving examples of people that would fit his criteria to be named as cabinet members. It’s apparently not legal to imply that individuals have been “promised” the jobs, but he can identify names who represent the kind of people he’d be considering.
I can agree with the third suggestion, that he remind voters that Hillary has been a Washington insider for three decades and ask a rhetorical question: did you get the change that you wanted and deserve?
And number four – lay off his defensive statements regarding women. Luntz thinks that he should speak directly to the women of America and make an honest and heartfelt confession and admit to statements he now deeply regrets and ask for their forgiveness and that he will seek to earn that forgiveness.
And fifth, ask which one of us will shake up Washington? Which one is more likely to bring about needed changes and hold Washington accountable?
Will The Donald listen to Luntz? Not very likely, although he could do far worse – like continue to ad lib whatever poppycock his “massive brain” conjures up.
We’ll see … stay tuned …