Friday, May 13, 2016
Getting to know the candidates...
Last week we took a look into the Republican Party.
As we are not one to play favorites, this week we take on the candidates, one each week;
He doesn't have as many delegates even though he has won so many state primaries.
He feels this is unfair.
He hasn't taken money from corporations or super packs.
You think I'm talking about Donald Trump right?
When Bernie Sanders first entered the race about a year ago, I thought hum-m-m this could be interesting.
As time went on I became concerned at what started looking more and more like a one issue campaign.
Even more disturbing were the escalating attacks toward his opponent which seemed to be more in line with the Republican side of the race.
Then there was the question of why with all the money he has raised he was not contributing to down ticket Democrats as all former candidates have and Hillary Clinton has been doing for quite some time. This being essential to winning the house and senate and implementing any type of change once in office.
Each of these things on there own could be chalked up to slip ups or ignorance due to not having run in a presidential campaign before.
But added up they have begun to worry me as to the candidates values and agenda.
I also worry that what worries me about the whole Trump fans thing applies in a lot of ways to Bernie too. http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/why-bernie-sanders-is-staying-in-the-race
What happens if Bernie wins?
How will his supporters react when he can't break up the big banks?
You need congress and the Senate and compromise. Raise your hand if you think the next president will not be in the same boat as his predecessor. One is left to think that magically everyone in congress will start to work together and there will be sunshine and lollipops for all.
Perhaps it is best summed up in an article written by syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.;
Don't get me wrong, I like Bernie and a lot of what he professes to stand for.
It's just that whether it's Bernie, Hillary or Donald if you only have promises with no explanation of how you are going to implement your plans...then they are just empty promises no matter how great they sound.
Come on people lets demand some specifics!
Have a wonderful weekend...
Noodle and crew