“If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.” – George Carlin
It is every citizen’s sacred duty to vote. And to cast a vote with lucidity, not blind passion.
I have never made a secret of the fact that I intensely dislike the present tenant of the White House. A crude, narcissistic bully who trampled over every achievement of his predecessor… AND who doesn’t give a damn about climate change.
Very soon we will vote again. We will have to elect somebody who will lead America (and hopefully unite the world) for the next 4 years. We need to choose carefully and not be derailed by single grievances.
All democratic candidates have strong points… and liabilities. But to slay the dragon, we have to pick a person who can win. Somebody pragmatic, with a quick mind, a strong shield and a mighty hammer. While campaigning, the candidate needs to use his shield to deflect any blow and hit back forcefully with the hammer. Somebody like Captain America or Wonder Woman.
We need somebody who will aggressively counter, and forcefully smash any scurrilous claims made by the incumbent. And he will make ridiculous statements!
Right now, I am leaning toward Mayor Pete, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer… all eloquent moderates. I would also love to see a man and a woman on this ticket.
Joe Biden is a nice fellow, but he is past his prime. Bernie is also long in the teeth and above all, he sounds too “extreme.” America doesn’t need a revolution; it needs a sensible evolution.
Elizabeth Warren is smart, knowledgeable and articulate. But like Bernie, she sounds a little too strident. Bloomberg just entered the race; he has the right words and the means to fight a protracted battle, but I am a little leery of another authoritarian billionaire.
The stock market is doing well, are saying some people… don’t rock the boat. Vote for the incumbent. But how does this incumbent benefit Joe Sixpack? He is just an ant toiling to enrich another fat cat.
Our president does not empathize with “the little people” the majority of the US population. He belongs and cares only for an exclusive club of fat cats.
No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, we all need to rally around him/her to achieve the demotion of a failed commander.
Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Ambrose Bierce.