For John, BLUF: New ideas to be discussed are usually a good thing. Nothing to see here; just move along.
What Mr Trump Promises
As we look at Mr Trump becoming President, at noon today, the thing that stands out about his incoming Administration it what it offers in terms of how we look at things, foreign and domestic.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she was not "transformational".
Mr Trump, by questioning received wisdom, has opened space for others to question the the status quo. I have seen, in the area of foreign affairs and national security, in recent weeks, articles being published that offer alternatives views, other perceptions of threats, other options for proceeding.
If we are going to overcome our problems, recent and long term, we are going to have to have new thinking. Mr Trump offers that opportunity.
Welcome, Mr Trump and congratulations.
Regards — Cliff