Obama “must lead”, said Ailes, but that doesn’t mean telling the American people what to do and it doesn’t mean doing it in a back room.
According to Ailes, we are now in the most difficult “tipping point – decade – of our history.”
We have to get back, he says, “to understanding that we are Americans.” That the world looks to us to be financially strong and militarily strong.
Americans, according to Ailes, are simple – but not simpletons. We love our families, our flag, and don’t want our incomes taxed away.
Voters delivered the presidency and the congress to Democrats when Republicans lost public sentiment. But they have misinterpreted their mandate. They thought Americans were looking for a new country. No, we are looking to restore who we are.
“Multiculturalism, diversity – they are good,” says Ailes. “But they don’t trump the one word that should be taught in schools – unity……People came to this country from disparate countries and backgrounds to become Americans.”
When will he retire? “I can’t walk away until people understand how valuable and important being an American is.”
Americans are looking today for political leaders that understand, with the conviction and clarity of Roger Ailes, that this is not just another country.
Americans are looking for leaders whose understanding about American exceptionalism is not, in the words of our president, the same way “the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
Americans want to become American again.