If I had to describe the 2016 Presidential race in a word, the word would be “disappointment”. I had real hope that this cycle would be better. I thought that someone would step up to the plate who was the opposite of Obama and would champion what the United States is all about. At this point in the race, as we enter the first of a long primary season, it seems my hopes are dashed. Next November I will likely repeat the process of voting for the least offensive Republican, an exercise I have some experience doing.
Has the United States nothing better to offer as candidates for President? My God! What has happened to us? Even on the Democrat side of the isle, Hillary Clinton? Really? Is she the best they can come up with? Then, to prove the Democrat Party has run off the rails, Hillary’s closest adversary is Sen. Bernie Sanders! Sanders doesn’t believe in our form of government, he is a self described Socialist and he’s proud of it. And, the far left pinheads are filling venues to listen to Bernie’s dribble. Lord help us!
The Republicans are not much better. We have in our stable an egomaniac, Donald Trump, a brilliant surgeon who wouldn’t yell if pigs were chewing his feet off, the smartest person in the race of either party who is so hated by both parties he can’t win, Sen Ted Cruz, an open borders guy, Sen Rubio, and from there on back a van load of people who can’t get past 6% on a good day.
Who will the eventual nominee be for the GOP? Probably Rubio. He is the GOP establishment choice by default. They wanted Gov Jeb Bush but he can’t get any traction. So like Hillary, he is today in the process of reinventing himself, trying to find a version of Jeb people like and trust. It’s a long shot.
After several months of dominating the TV ratings, many smart people are finally conceding that The Donald could actually become the Republican nominee. One of the things I like about him is what many dislike most. He takes no crap from anyone, he has some courage. What I dislike is that he is too much like Ross Perot when it comes to specifics. Perot was just going to “fix it”, and Trump is just going to “make it great”.
As a life long political junkie, I am not enjoying my spectator sport nearly as much as I would like. It is a long time until the actual nominations take place, so we will see….
Finally, every GOP candidate, on his or her worst day, would be a far better President and Commander in Chief than Hillary Clinton. And, John Bel Edwards is a Democrat and he will govern like a Democrat. Get it?