On the republican side, the top two candidates act like spoiled children and register high on the ick factor. Meanwhile, the democrats offer a candidate that no one trusts or likes and who may be indicted before the election, and a self-proclaimed democrat socialist – although I’m still not sure what that is.
You can imagine my surprise when I came across this article yesterday: 7 Ways Donald Trump is like our founding fathers.
This primary may pale in comparison with others throughout history, but knowing this doesn’t make me feel better about it. As a middle of the road republican – one that would never vote for either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz – I’m leaning towards John Kasich in Pennsylvania’s primary, mainly because he hasn’t participated in the primary drama. The problem is, I don’t consider that a good enough reason. I toyed with changing parties before the primary to vote for Bernie Sanders because I appreciate his fight against super PACs influencing our government, he seems like a genuine human being and he’s running a relatively positive campaign. But I’ll admit, the socialism factor is a little scary. Hillary Clinton isn’t even worth considering; she falls into the same category as Trump and Cruz.
So, what’s a voter to do?
I’ve made a few suggestions to change the election process for the better – shorten the election process or get rid of political parties altogether – but I don’t make the rules, so the best defense is a good sense of humor.
Here’s something that made me giggle. I’ve shared it before, but it’s worth repeating. I hope it brings a smile to your face during this grueling presidential election process.