Clumsy, yes. Truthful, yes.
A fact of human nature: A person will always elect to do that which is in their best interest.
If you are receiving government handouts, you will not be inclined to vote into office someone who would reduce or eliminate those handouts. If you are not paying income taxes you will not vote for a candidate that would change the tax collection methodology (i.e. flat tax) that would result in your having to pay taxes.
America needs a president who is willing to accept reality and to tell the nation the truth.