It has been a crazy couple of weeks. World news has been happening faster than I can comment on. I am in a Master’s program and with homework, projects and work there hasn’t been a whole lot of thoughtful musing time in between. So, this will be a quick overview of thoughts this week.
I hate election years. We are inundated with commercials, robo calls and a news media that seems to forget there are still things happening around the world. But let me say just a few things about the election process as it stands now.
One, I would have never thought Donald Trump would have such staying power. It is not that I do not see some appeal in Donald Trump, it’s just looking back on his past it’s hard to know what he truly believes. But the one thing he has going for him is that he doesn’t back down. I think a large portion of Americans just want a leader that doesn’t bow to anyone. Not a dictator as some would like to project on Donald Trump, but someone who doesn’t let the media bully him or her.
In my mind there really are only two candidates on the Republican side of this election. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz has made some mistakes in this race in my opinion. The issue with Ben Carson and his staff sending out a tweet that Ben had dropped out was dumb, then Rick Tyler Cruz’s communication director distributed a video that falsely depicted Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible. It was amateurish and petty let alone wrong.
When you add these events to the horrible display at the debates of incivility it’s just a shame. But unfortunately if you are civil, and simply state your positions with reason, and don’t sling the mud, you’re doomed. Ask Ben Carson, John Kasich or those other guys. But we truly need some standards.
Still compared to the democrats these guys are model politicians.
After serving over twenty years in the military, I could never vote for Hillary. Beside the decades long distain she has shown our military, her actions as Secretary of State were awful. Our foreign policy is in a shambles. Are allies don’t trust us, our enemies don’t respect us and the “Lead from behind”, concept has done what most of us expected. Nothing good.
Also having served in positions with a clearance, Hillary’s private server, spillages and outright disregard for classified material and the potential consequences, completely eliminate this person as a potential President in my mind. Too many people have lost their jobs and some people have served jail time for less.
Then there is Bernie Sanders. When Leprechauns and unicorns run wild and free across the fruited plains we’ll have enough money to fulfill Bernie’s promises and nobody to actually do any work.