I MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FEW TRUMP EXPERTS . . . SORT OF:

THERE IS ALSO NO QUESTION WHAT TRUMP MEANS WHEN HE SPEAKS:

THIS SAYS FAR MORE ABOUT THE RINOS AND THE PEOPLE THAN IT DOES ABOUT TRUMP:

There are so many things to write about, and so many issues to debate . . . it seems strange that I am spending so much energy writing about Donald Trump and his Republican run for the 2016 Nomination.

But, after giving this a lot of thought, it has become apparent to me, that I and so many other people who are knee-deep in political thinking . . . THINK ABOUT THE DONALD, not because of his FLASH, but rather because more than any other candidate on either side, he is speaking the minds and thoughts of the people in a voice with words everyone can understand.

Trump is not an articulate speaker, far from it . . . BUT WHAT HE SAYS . . . WE ALL UNDERSTAND. And more than that – what he says is what most of us are thinking.

AS SIMPLE AS THIS WAS . . . IT WAS GENIUS IN ITS CLARITY:

I’m sure most of you remember when George W Bush said in response to media criticism and questions about how he was managing the War in Iraq, and who else besides him should be blamed – Bush said . . . “I’M THE DECIDER”.

The LEFT had a tremendous laugh at this less than articulate statement . . . but, in all reality, EVERYONE understood precisely what Bush meant.

THERE IS ALSO NO QUESTION WHAT TRUMP MEANS WHEN HE SPEAKS:

There are several top-rated candidates running for the Republican nomination, who also speak clearly. And unless I’m being conned, I believe they each speak from their heart.

1 – Carly Fiorina.

2 – Ben Carson.

3 – Ted Cruz.

4 – AND DONALD TRUMP.

The difference with Trump though, is that he isn’t elegant when he speaks. His words don’t flow. And he will never be mistaken for a Shakespearian. BUT HE DOES SAY IT LIKE IT IS; and the people LOVE it.

A LITTLE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE ABOUT NOT SPEAKING ARTICULATELY:

When I went on the RADIO in 1997 in Montreal, I had ZERO broadcast experience, other than being a guest on other people’s radio shows, because of my Socio/Political Activism.

But, it’s a different world altogether, when you’re the one asking the questions, and creating the flow of programing, with all of it off the cuff, compared to being the host.

And it’s like nothing you can imagine, when you have to give a monolog, absolutely ADLIBBED with no teleprompter and no notes . . . AND NO DO-OVER.

So, when I went on the air for the first time, I was really nervous about running out of things to say, and saying whatever it was that I was going to say using inarticulate words.

I WANTED TO BE AS GOOD AS THE SILK-VOICED PROS:

After my first three-hour live morning show, I was personally embarrassed with my performance. I flubbed several times. I had to hesitate to rearrange my thoughts; I used words that were more from the street than they were from a Thesaurus, and I allowed some of my angry-feelings to become a raw part of the broadcast.

On September 2, 1997 . . . Howard Stern hit the Canadian Airwaves in Montreal (and Toronto), and not to disappoint the Station Owners in Montreal, who invested heavily in his Show, he gave them plenty of raw meat, attacking French Canadians, Montreal as a city, and all of his Montreal on-air competitors.

And because his first Montreal Show . . . and my first radio show anywhere ever fell on the same day, I wasn’t even on his radar. And while his incredibly well crafted show came off without a hick-up, mine, as I wrote in the preceding was nothing to write home about.

IF I HAVE TO READ HOW-TO . . . I CAN’T:

The Program Director, who hired me, came to me one day after my first week on-air with a large HOW-TO Book on Radio Broadcasting, which he used as a university teaching tool, which he gave to his students who wanted a career in broadcasting.

He said . . . “Read this from cover to cover, and it will teach you how to become a broadcaster.” My response to him, was to hand the book back and say . . . “If reading this book is all that it takes to become a broadcaster, you don’t need me. Find someone to read the book.” And I walked away.

The Station that hired me, used to be Montreal’s Power-House AM Broadcaster. In fact, its original call letters were CFCF, standing for Canada’s First . . . Canada’s Finest, since it really was Canada’s FIRST commercial radio station.

But, those glory days were long gone, as successive owners drove it and its listening audience into the ground by not putting money into old radio technology (AM), which our station was (600 on the dial). Instead, they invested heavily in FM, where the frequencies were much clearer, more stable, and less costly to broadcast.

SO HERE I WAS . . . on a failed radio station few people listened to, with no experience, and no one to really help me, with a Program Director who wanted me to read a HOW-TO Book . . . going head to head against Howard Stern, and a plethora of talented and experienced broadcasters on the other English language radio stations in Montreal, all of which funded with big money.

SO WHAT DID I HAVE TO LOSE?

When I went ON-AIR, the number of people who listened to my time slot before I began, was just 7,000 for every quarter hour tuned-in, which meant that 7,000 people, the same or different people were tuned during that quarter hour. Which meant, that in a city the size of Montreal, this was not good.

BUT, IN THE SPACE OF JUST ONE YEAR . . . My Broadcast reached OVER 30,000 people per quarter hours tuned. AND MORE THAN THAT . . . the weekly CUME, which is the UNDUPLICATED LISTENING AUDIENCE, meaning how many different people listened to your broadcast every week, which before my going on air hardly registered, NOW reached more than 150,000 different people, accounting for most of the stations listening audience at 180,000 CUME, out of a potential market of just about 500,000 English Listeners.

AS A POINT OF INTEREST . . . Every English language broadcaster in Montreal lost significant audience to Howard Stern, my numbers went up 10%, which in the broadcast industry is HUGE.

SO HOW COULD I POSSIBLY CLAIM TO KNOW TRUMP BETTER THAN MOST?

Trump really isn’t all that complicated, and that’s why he is scoring so high with the people. I KNOW THIS FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

FOR EXAMPLE:

1 – I owned a pretty successful advertising agency, which more than paid the bills. I didn’t need the station’s money. And as a matter of fact, the time I spent doing my radio show, actually cost me more money in terms of the time I couldn’t spend running the agency, than what I brought-in from the broadcast.

2 – I came out of nowhere on the media scene, and in the wink of an eye, I was beating the hell out of all my on-air competitors. And not because I was a smooth-talker.

I stumbled, hesitated, raised my voice, attacked social and political bullies, and went after Montreal’s Media with a vengeance.

3 – I was making a real difference to my audience, and raised an incredible amount of money and awareness on my radio show, which helped shelter homeless men and women, feed hungry Montreal children, donate a great deal to animal causes amongst other things, AND FIGHT LIKE A DOG FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND REAL EQUALITY AMONGST ALL PEOPLE.

AND I TOOK CRAP FROM NO-ONE.

4 – And during all of this, I was also able to write a BEST SELLING political book titled BASTARDS, which even beat the fabulous new book written by legendary Canadian author Mordecai Richler on the BEST SELLERS LIST AS # 1.

MUCH OF CANADA’S ELITIST CLASS DESPISED ME WITH GOOD REASON:

For the longest time, and especially as I was growing older and moving to the “RIGHT”, I despised our politicians, jurists, bureaucrats, educators, and all other manner of elitists – AND I NEVER HELD BACK ABOUT HOW I FELT ABOUT THEM.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I was physically threatened. How many times I was threatened with lawsuits for things that I had said and done . . . NOT ONE THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL. How many huge rallies, boycotts and demonstrations I led and organized, and how many times I got in the face of government at all levels.

I’M GOING TO SUM-UP IN SIMPLICITY WHY I KNOW MORE ABOUT TRUMP THAN MOST:

Years ago, I went on a media-blitz doing radio talk-shows across Canada, starting in Victoria British Columbia, working my way East back home to Montreal, promoting my Book Bastards.

To do my radio show while I was traveling, I had a guest host (Julian Hecht), who happened to be a corporate friend, who was also quite talented, very smart, and at the time, was the publisher of the Suburban Newspaper, Quebec’s Largest English Language Weekly.

And before I left on the media tour, I had told Hecht that I would call him from the SKY-PHONE on the flight back to Montreal, if at all possible to join in my show. I figured that would really be different and fun.

But by the time my tour was done, and when I made contact from the plane, which was somewhere over Saskatchewan . . . I was wiped; to the point that I was actually thinking about not making the call to be on my own show. But, I did make the call because I promised my listeners that I would, and as soon as Julian and I exchanged on-air pleasantries, he asked . . .

DID YOU HEAR THAT THE CRTC SANCTIONED YOU FOR WHAT YOU SAID ON-AIR?

The CRTC is the Canadian equivalent to America’s FCC, which yields huge power in the licensing and control over all non-Internet electronic broadcasting.

My instant ON-AIR response to Julian and my entire audience was – AND I QUOTE:

WHAT PART AT 35,000 FEET, CAN’T THE CRTC UNDERSTAND – THAT THEY CAN KISS MY ASS?

I assure you . . . I have a pretty good understanding of where Trump is coming from.

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

22 Comments

  • Happy and healthy New Year Howard.
    We also got that bug around here and the vaccine is useless.

    SHmuel HaLevi, Karmiel, Israel
  • Well said Howard !

    George Poirier, Lunenburg, Ontario
  • Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) once said, “During times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”. Regardless of Trumps speaking skills, Thomas Jefferson never gave a speech, but, he was a great writer and statesman. Those that are critical of Trump are threatened by the truth. A great article in Word Net Daily that question if the GOP is committing suicide by ignoring immigration. http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/gop-committing-suicide-by-ignoring-winning-issue/. Yes, Trump

    Charles Zittin, Fleming Island,FL
  • In our world of doom and gloom you make me laugh. Laughter is good for the soul. Keep telling it like it is.
    Billie Luchi

    Billie F Luchi, Fountain Hills, AZ
  • I too am enamored with Trump. The politicians got us to this point, which isn’t very good, maybe it is time for a non-politician businessman to take charge and change things for the better.

    Gary Northrupp, Cadillac, M ichigan
  • I agree with your 4-list who have something to say, and say it plainly. Fiorina will (I predict) be the VP candidate. Carson is perceived as naive. Cruz has been so messed over by the liberal media that the perception outside of Texas is that he is a racist, sexist, wacko bigot. We inside Texas know that he is by far the best candidate from either party. He would clean Hillary’s plow in any debate. Trump is too much the loose cannon. I fear he will form a 3-rd party, and sink the GOP.

    Harry A. Cole, Bulverde, TX
  • I remember Howard Galganov’s head-to-head with Howard Stern very well. Living in Arizona at the time, I couldn’t get Howard Galganov’s Montreal radio program, but I did get Howard Stern’s. And Howard Galganov’s comments made enough of an impact for me to hear Howard Stern rail on his program one day: “Who is this Howard Galganov?”

    Tony Kondaks, Mesa, Arizona
  • Howard, you brought up a point that is so meaningful, Trumps Oral skills, you present a down to earth candidate that says it as it is and no glorification in words that cannot be understood. I have brought that up as I blog Trump every day sometimes twice and say the same but do not present it as articulately or professional as Howard can. Thank you Howard, I sometimes say to myself what would we do without Howard as he is truly a “one of a kind”!

    Shirley Friedman, West Hills, CA USA
  • I don’t care if Trump is inarticulate I love the way he bullies the press, they just cannot stand up to him. They hit him, he hits back. Trump would beat the day-lights out of Hillary, she would have to change her pants after every debate, he would not let Candy Crowley get away with her stunts.
    The media is trying their best to convince us Trump is a clown, and would make the GOP look silly, well they don’t need Donald to make them look foolish, they do very well on their own.

    Naomi Barnard, Norman, Oklahoma USA.
  • Like a lot of your other commenters, I am totally behind Trump. We desperately need someone who will finally tell us like it is, and tell us the truth ….. we have not heard truth coming out of the White House for 7 years! He is merely saying what many of us are thinking.

    Barbara E. Brooke, Frederick, Maryland, USA
  • Trump says it like it is and can spot a fake a mile away. He will owe no one any favors for giving him campaign money. He will be a pain in every worthless politicians side. There is no telling what he will do to the IRS and the EPA if he is elected as these are two of our Governments organizations who have got out of hand, there are others also. The illegals will run for the border as trump will stop companies from hiring them and the Government handouts will stop. I’ll vote for Trump.

    Dale E. DuBois, Poland, Indiana
  • There’s no doubt about it. The Donald has moved the goal posts. What I find most entertaining is how the “established” Republican bloggers and commentators insist on disparaging him before moving on to their topic at hand. Everyone from Eric Anderson to Charles Krauthammer seem so offended that this hick billionaire has the audacity to garner the press, the following and resultant kick in the million or so polls noted. America at the crossroads. The Truth is out there.

    Stephen Boyling, Toronto, ON
  • The RINO-RIGHT, the LEFT, the Media are all terrified of him. TRUMP is their WORST NIGHTMARE.
    Taken together they have NO ANTIDOTE against HIM. The more they pile on and attack the more they are playing into his STRENGTH. He loves to fight them and the public LOVES IT. Everyone assumes he will self-destruct.
    TRUMP can shake the tree to its roots. AND BEST OF ALL HERE IS SOMEONE THE CARL ROWE GOP CROWD CANNOT CONTROL. TRUMP IS THEIR NIGHTMARE FROM HELL. HE CAN DESTROY THE GOP AND THEY KNOW IT.

    Vincent Dainotto, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • I enjoy reading personal histories from people I admire…Thank you for sharing some of yours. I too like Trump’s straight forward approach. Speaking of personal histories…I am currently reading A Time for Truth by Ted Cruz, which I highly recommend.

    William And Vickie McCoy, Leander, TX
  • What I don’t want to see is another narcissist in the WH. I like what Donald says,but America was never set up to run as a business!He’s the dictator of his business,it’s his way or the highway. However he doesn’t pussyfoot around. This country is to thin skinned,so the Trump style isn’t accepted, I grew up with that style! I once heard it said that a man needs to learn how to be as strong as iron&gentle as velvet &have the wisdom to know what to be what and when!Undecided as who to vote for.

    Frank Canzone, Franklin, North Carolina, United States
  • I love what Donald Trump says mainly because he doesn’t worry about pleasing everyone, thereby watering down his message. I wish he was able to state his points less abusively but it’s time we stopped hoping for a politicians that claim to be able to pick up a piece of s**t by the clean end. To the comment about seeing another narcissist in the WH, ALL politicians are narcissists. What other kind of personality seeks the WH? We need another Ronald Reagan and Trump is as good as we’re gonna get

    Joel Goldman, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • GREAT EDITORIAL! The TRUTH hurts; that’s why Trump is being attacked. If he’s so wrong with what he’s expressing, why have so many people begun to support him? It’s because they’re finally hearing someone speak the TRUTH! The best part of it all is that he is self-sufficient and independent, i. e., doesn’t owe the politicians anything. Whether he will/would be the nominee or not, he is definitely a BREATH OF FRESH AIR and will FORCE the politicians to a very interesting and more sincere debate.

    PAULINE M DEMERS, Woonsocket, RI - USA
  • Your point about being sanctioned is exactly why the Internet needs to remain free of government intrusion. Yes there are dangers and yes there is content not fit for viewing, but there is freedom as well. I would rather have full unbridled freedom, than an Internet which becomes stale and propagandized as the public airwaves.

    Mary Johnson, West Plains MO
  • Dr. Ben Solomon Carson(his full name) is not naïve. Born and raised in poverty, he succeeded through his own efforts and determination. By the way he lives his own life, the wisdom he speaks, without “political correctness” the dignity he would bring to the Oval Office, President Ben Carson will set a new moral tone for our nation based on traditional values.
    He is a very erudite, learned man, someone we could be proud to call “Mr. President.” He will heal and unite America.
    Eugenia O. U.S.A

    Eugenia Obrecht, Washington, Michigan
  • I’ll take Trump any day…who says it like it really is, than the mealy mouth we have in the WH now. He’s no better without the tel-prompter…ah, ah, ah. Look at all the accomplishments Trump has made…Obama zero, he couldn’t run a candy store. The only reason he is where he is, is because of money (George Soros)…a known Communist. WAKE UP AMERICA!

    Susan Hughes, Buckeye, Arizona, United States
  • Howard, The GOP isn’t taking Trump seriously. Because he is taking up the Bat “FOR” all the Articles of interest both to the Conservatives an the Hearts of all Middle Class Americans, Democrats included. In my eyes and in my heart I see the GOP as a dead symbol, of what the Conservative Republican party once “WAS”.

    Danny Clyde Buckles, Elizabethton Tennessee
  • I always enjoy your commentary, genius!
    I really like hearing what Donald Trump has to say, I never watched his TV show but I find myself wanting to vote for him. I think he has the business acumen to hire the best advisers and he takes no bull hockey from anyone. That’s what we need in a President, we need a leader!
    Truth be known, any one of the Republican candidates will do a better job than the current administration .. but, some will do better than others. I admire those you listed.

    Mary Bredlau, Texas

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