Your research and effort to learn about each candidate, their intentions and their proclivities is worthy of praise. I’ve watched all the networks and nearly all of the debates. But even with all this information and examination and investigation, I still don’t know who will win my vote.But even if I haven’t found a candidate who embodies everything I’m looking for, I can promise you I will still vote for somebody come November.
I truly believe every vote counts and if I had to pick between Hannibal Lechter, The Joker, the Wicked Witch of the East and the Wizard, I’d still vote. I’d make a choice. But right now I couldn’t tell you what name would earn my inky stain.
To begin with, I don’t believe half of anything said by any candidate during election season.
I look forward to the day when the rancorous rhetoric calms down, when the primaries are over and the final candidates have to be more serious. Maybe when the delegates duties are done, the state-by-state campaigns are over and the conventions are a memory, I will be able to make a decision.
Although, I worry it won’t be made until I walk into the voting booth. None of the current candidates inspire me with the passion I see in so many others’ social media posts and in the endorsements on the Sunday talk shows. It’s truly the strangest political campaign I’ve ever experienced.
The folks who have found their candidate seem so certain. But sometimes it gets ugly.
In recent weeks I’ve seen more than few posts about folks either “unfriending” or being “unfriended” because of a political disagreement.
I worry that all of this will have a terrible impact on future presidential elections.
Washington and the major political parties seem so surprised by the people’s votes in the primaries. If nothing points to how out of touch Washington has been, surely this election proves it.
The winnowing down of the candidates to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are indicators of just how angry the electorate is at the way government has been running (or more accurately, hasn’t been running).
We the people are mad.
We the people are ticked off and we aren’t going to take it anymore. So what does this mean for the future?
If we elect to the presidency someone with very little experience in government, someone that most of their own party hates or someone untrustworthy or unlikely to be able to create a coalition to get anything to pass, does anyone truly believe that government will start working again?
And if we remain stalled, log-jammed, unmoving, can you even imagine what that would mean for 2020?