The Short Unfortunate Tale of USA’s 2016 Candidates
Normally I tend to avoid political discussions simply on the basis that one’s own point of view gets interjected each and every time no matter what. Politics, like religion, has no right or wrong, and only opinions pour out of us. (For the record, I was raised a Republican Presbyterian and the only time my grandmother said she was disappointed in me was when I turned 18 and voted for Clinton instead of Dole. What can I say, I was young and dumb at the time, and I didn’t think much about the honor of voting.) Fast- forward passed the Clinton-era (cigar, anyone?).... after 8-years of “Dubya,” Americans rushed to the polls to usher in the Obama-era with promises of HOPE. [Insert the sound of air flapping past my lips here – “pfffft.”]
Did I miss something? Is there another definition of hope that I’m somehow unaware of? It doesn’t take a political science major to figure out that us Yanks are going to need more than hope and a prayer to get to the year 2020. This season, such an eclectic group of candidates seemingly mars the upcoming November election.
I don’t know the woman personally, nor would I ever want to, but Hillary is not trustworthy. It would be a travesty if, by some strange turn of events, Hillary got in. Yikes! Bernie isn’t really fighting fire with fire, “come on, Bern – anyone but her.” On the other side, Rubio is out for the count. Cruz and Kasich are battling Trump-ism, and meanwhile Donald is, well, Donald. When asked around town if Trump would make a good president or not most guys say “sure, why not?” “He knows how to make money.” Trump might be a successful business entrepreneur who understands Chapter 11 bankruptcy laws like the back of his comb over, but the American people might get fed up with him just as quickly as he gets in. Build a wall? Ok, sure. But like El Chapo they will tunnel under it. Trump used to get his kicks by saying, “you’re fired” on the American television show “The Apprentice.”
Let’s see if he is singing the exact same tune by this time next year. So who will it be? Trump or Kasich, or Trump and Kasich? All I have to say is, “Same Horse, Different Rider” – no pun intended.