Important people think what they say matters to ordinary people. Jack Nicklaus, the golfer, endorsed Donald Trump on Twitter because he sees beyond Trump’s nasty words and agrees with his policies. He is an eighty-year-old man using Twitter to support Donald Trump. There is something unmanly about that; if you endorse him, do it on national TV. If you believe what you say means something, tell it to the whole world. Be a man, don’t hide behind a Twitter post, and Trump via Twitter said, “Thank You, Jack.” Two grown men, Trump, 75, and Nicklaus, 80, using social media to influence the public.
On December 22, 1944, the American troops were sent an ultimatum from the German forces outside of Bastogne, demanding “the honorable surrender” of the town within two hours. General McAuliffe’s reply was brief and concise: “To the German Commander: N U T S ! ” That’s how an honorable man communicates, Typed text on paper, not Twitter.

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