So, NOW who am I supposed to vote for?
Let’s do this across the board …
Hillary: accomplished, amoral liar who has so convinced herself of her stories, she could pass lie detector tests asking questions who truthful answers or lying answers would be mutually exclusive. Her EXPERIENCE is in dissimulating to protect herself, and her email REVELATION that in the midst of life threatening national security problems she was concerned about what time she would return to the Hamptons eliminates her UTTERLY
Bernie: CORRECT on his identification of critical problems and questions, and tragically wrong on some of the answers. Impossible foreign policy ideas. Preferable to HRC, EASILY. He is the real deal.
Trump: CORRECT on his identification of critical problems and questions, and tragically wrong on some of the answers. His singling out of a religion MUST be accomplished by other means, and the job of a president is to protect the people without singling out a religion INTERNALLY. As far as admitting foreigners - a prez can do any damn thing he thinks proper. He is right on the wall. He is right on trade. And I don’t believe Bush lied.
Cruz: The Bickle and Swanson endorsements simply make it impossible to support him. Many of his constitutional ideas are correct. I like most of his foreign policy thoughts, but he is BLIND to the bigotry of welcomed endorsements. This controls.
Rubio: The strongest identification of Iran as a true and main enemy, inimical to the safety and way of life of the American PEOPLE. I don’t trust him on ILLEGAL immigration, and his support of TPP/TAA says he is either BOUGHT, or thinks the ideology of free trade as a conservative icon outweighs the facts. This issue alone makes it very hard for me to vote for him.
Kasich: Nice attitude,, but support for TPP/TAA? His FP is questionable and he doesn’t believe a secure border is possible. NO WAY to vote for him.
Bush: Wrong man, wrong time.
So I have list of people I can’t vote for and people I don’t want to vote for.
I dislike where the party I was active in for so long has gone to, the democrats.
I dislike where the party I voted for since 2000 (except voting for Reagan 2x) has gone to.
I firmly believe there really is a single political class and both Wall Street Dems and Corporate Repubs belong to it as well as those in huge multinationals and elite academia all of whom (Hi Eric Cantor, and Larry Summers, and Robert Reich, and Glenn Hubbard) operate thru and among revolving doors.
I think Pat Caddell,, Jimmy Carter’s pollster is RIGHT when he say the USA is in a pre-revolutionary state.
If I believed in the republican party I might hope for a convention like 1860.
BUT I DON’T.
If I believed that at this point in his life Bernie would treasure the practical over the ideological, then MAYBE, but I don’t.
So as of today I am stuck with 2 men I have serious and critical disagreements with.
Rubio’s support of TPP/TAA means more careers and industries driven overseas to the lowest costs, but he is right on with Iran and FP.
Trump’s talk about singling out religions in the USA, is incredibly troubling and impossible to support,, but he is right on the wall/terror and right on trade/economy.
In the final analysis now given SCOTUS, it MAY come down to these men indicating some names they would consider for nomination.
What an election!
I have voted since 1976 and I cannot remember all alternatives being so odious.
Not a matter of holding my nose, but each man has terrible, terrible problems.