posted on Jun, 26 2016 @ 08:07 PM
Having followed this presidential campaign with some interest here is what I take on it in a nutshell.
On the Republican side, you have Trump. A businessman, slightly successful, who inherited his money from his family, and got into developing land,
and building all sorts of things. He really has never failed, never hit rock bottom, and has bullied his way in the board rooms, using political
connections where he can to win court cases, even when he is in the wrong, going after the victims of his actions, without impunity. He has a very
bad past for that, but it has made him all the more successful, building and using his fathers reputation to get where he is today. The man skirts
the laws as much as he can, often going as close to breaking them and then backing down. It is his political connections that has benefited him the
most in his career. Does the man lie, absolutely, does he cheat, every chance he gets, yet it has gotten him far in his life. During this campaign,
he has managed to irritate and insult a good portion of the electorate with his words, showing how vulgar the man can be. To all appearances, he
shows that he is a danger and ultimately, makes far too many people and countries real nervous, and at times shows a 2 faced nature, in his attempt to
secure the electorate. Saying one thing, yet going against and saying something totally different.
On the Democratic side, there is Clinton. Here is a woman, who has been in the seat of power, for a long time, walking through the halls of power,
and yes she does have some skeletons in the closet. Many in congress on the republican side, do not like her and are going after her in a political
witch hunt, to try to damage her credibility to the point of character assassination. They look at her record, while ignoring those administration
before she was in any position to do anything of real significance. Is there things in her past that should make us question, yes, but is it relevant
to the future of the country, maybe, but the way things are going, highly unlikely.
And out of the blue comes a third party candidates that no one really knows, but ultimately it is an uphill battle, as the nominee for this party, the
only one that is registered in all 50 states, to convince the majority of the population, in a majority of the states, that they are the better person
to win the election, and to get the votes. And to try to gather voters from both the Republicans and the Democrats at the same time. Now getting
them from the Republicans, that would be simple, as they can use Trump against himself, by being inclusive and not insulting or alienating voters
across the country, by supporting key issues, and at the same time avoiding some hot button topics. But make no mistake, that this third part, is
going to be either the off shoot or the successor to the republican party, as many of the prime republican backers and donors are looking to these
candidates as being a viable alternative to Trump, and thus leaving only to having to deal with Clinton. And to do that that candidate will need to
appeal heavily to the minority voters, addressing their concerns and trying to show that they have a better policy than Clinton does.
If anything, it is going to be a very interesting political campaign to watch and usually by August/September, most know who they are going to vote
for, by October at the latest the polls is what will really show closer to the will of the people.