I don't want you to vote for my candidate, I want you to vote for yours.
Damn, beat me to it.
Bernie's out, he simply hasn't accepted it yet. The others mentioned are simply fringe candidates that likely won't get more than 1% of the vote. I
used to not believe in a "wasted" vote, but really, nobody's listening to our protest with such small numbers. The surge of Bernie and Trump though,
show that the people are fed up, if nothing else.
Personally, I'm voting for Trump.
Here's why I am, then make up your own mind.
You're not far off when you said the two are similar in mindset. The difference though, is in who is pulling their strings. Hillary is basically
bought and paid for by special interest, Wall Street, big banking, and even foreign donors from China and Saudi Arabia. Given this, it's hard to
believe she will truly represent US as in Americans, in her policy decisions. On the other hand, Trump could still take such monies, and simply ignore
any of their directives, because politics isn't his life. If you go back to even the 80's, you'll see that Trump's position on many issues and what it
takes to make this a great country, really haven't changed. You can tell he has a GENUINE passion for America and its success.
Both candidates have changed their minds on social issues, but then again, so has mainstream America. In 2008 for example, the nation's moral stances
on issues like abortion and gay marriage weren't so skewed in one direction or the other. That all said, such issues are now a matter of law already
on the books, so these factors don't really even factor into this election at all.
As for immigration, none of Trump's rhetoric is really any different than what Hillary's hubby called for when he was President. Only he used the term
"border controls" instead of a "wall". None of the other candidates were going to touch the issue until Trump raised it, because it's an area we're
hemorrhaging money. Likewise, like Bill, Trump is questioning our role in being the world policeman, except he's taken the line of "hey, we should get
paid for it, if we're doing it"....
The current administration (which Hillary is a part of), has made some really boneheaded international deals as of late. Take the Iranian deal for
example. We basically agreed to letting them continue doing what they were, and to allow them to police and inspect THEMSELVES, and open diplomatic
relations. What? How on Earth does this make any sense? Where's our benefit here? It isn't the ONLY such deal, but a prime example of how our
representatives must obviously be making decisions based on who pays them, not the people they are supposed to represent.
Simply put, I've read the plans as outlined in his book. While I don't agree with all of it, it certainly is the closest thing in line with my own
ideas as to how we can improve.
Obamacare started out as a great idea, but in the process of passing it, it got morphed and altered by Insurance companies and their paid politicians,
until it was basically an unconstitutional mess that benefits insurance carriers more than Americans. It's beyond fixing. Under Clinton, basically
nothing would change (because her financiers don't want it to). Trump would rather revamp it from scratch.
Do I LIKE Trump as a person? No. But that has nothing to do with whether or not he'll make a good President. Does he sometimes say things that make
one cringe? Sure, but really, all of them have at some point or another.
Nothing will change under Hillary....well, except maybe more erosion of our civil rights. After all, she's made no secret about her stance on the 2nd
Amendment (i.e. why does anyone need guns?...even though she's surrounded by men with them). In other issues though, she'll simply take her orders
from the same folks her current boss does.
Granted, Trump will face a hard road getting anything through Congress...but at least he's bringing some fresh ideas to the table, instead of the same
old stale ones that got us here in the first place.
edit on 19-5-2016 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)