So here we are, faced with an election where we don’t like the choices offered.
On the one hand we have Trump who seems determined to either choke on his own foot or just implode. He is “non-presidential” by any reasonable standard, prone to participate in unnecessary squabbling and has an ego the size of Tokyo. He has single-handed wrecked the Republican party, which may not be all bad, but the timing couldn’t be worse. In the process he has exposed the ugly underbelly of both political parties and the unbridled power that lurks behind the curtain. Of course we can’t deny that he has tapped into the issues that many Americans are most concerned with. He has, after all, racked up over 13 million votes in the primaries. More than any other prior republican candidate in a primary ii spite of having 16 others in the field. I was once presented with a plaque that was a takeoff of Psalms 23:4 to wit: “Yea though I walk through the valley of death I shall fear no evil….” for I’m the meanest SOB in the valley. That seems to be the Trump mantra.
Then we have Clinton. Her primary message is that we should vote for her because she is a female and that will prove that the “glass ceiling” is finally broken for women. I don’t see it that way. She has little in her background that would make us think she is a feminist breaking new ground for women. Her treatment of Bill’s mistresses, the fact that she has nothing in common with the compromises that most women must make on a daily basis, her failure to support women’s causes, and her less than stellar ethics all deny that role. Other than the feminist card her platform is the same old platitudes that the polls and media love. Just like rewarmed leftovers from last night. I believe it was Camille Paglia, author and university professor that said, “Clinton is an ethically challenged incompetent”.
I’ve heard from many that say they either won’t vote or will vote for a third-party. Those are not good solutions. But, it does raise the question of what would happen if neither candidate won? Don’t laugh, it could happen.
Trump could bow out from pressure from the republican power base. Or he could be taken out of the running by some nut (already one has tried).
Clinton could be found unqualified to run on a number of issues including taking money from foreign governments, her email debacle, health, etc.
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