As I contemplate the upcoming presidential election, a thought recently struck me. If someone were awakening today from a 20-year coma, and one of the recent presidential debates was their first view of the election, I believe they would wonder what had happened to the country they love. It would make a great Lewis Black routine, except, it is way to serious to laugh about over a drink.
I’m not sure which is more deplorable, the Democratic Party leadership which seems to have lost its morality, or, the Republican Party, which appears to have no leadership at all.
I am hopeful of one potentially positive result from this election. Perhaps it will, finally, encourage us to regain our bravery.
To remember, there is nothing wrong with saying to a candidate, regardless of his or her political juice, “No, you cannot lead our country, the substance of your character does not represent the United States of America.”
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We have to take responsibility for supporting candidates of both high character and leadership quality. We now know that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be our next president, something I still find hard to believe. Come on folks, we are better than this.
I believe our next president will be a one-term president, so we have four years to redeem ourselves. Let us not waste the next opportunity.