The best presidential candidate: An oxymoron

downloadApril 8, 2016 – There’s no doubt that the 2016 presidential primary seems like the most outlandish in American history.

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.

4 thoughts on “The best presidential candidate: An oxymoron

  1. . The Republican Party is imploding and the Democratic Party is rigged. We need to get away from a two party system that revolves around money and doesn’t leave us voters much choice. I would welcome multiple viable parties. I personally do not find Democratic Socialism scary.
    In fact, it sounds pretty darn good to me. Just my humble opinion.

    1. Thanks for the link, Bea! It helped me understand the difference. My father took one of those quiz type surveys about which political candidate shares your beliefs, and you’ll never guess who matched him… Mr. Sanders, himself! I took the same quiz and it matched me with Hillary–and that ain’t gonna happen!

  2. I would definitely vote for Leslie Knopes ….I can understand your Dad matching up with Bernie….two honest, caring men …..

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