A long time ago, many moons before Donald Trump became a front-runner and Ben Carson became a competitor and Bernie Sanders became more than just a socialist with a cartoon character voice and Hillary still pretended she might not run, I publicly stated unequivocably that my next vote would be for whatever candidate would be most pro-Israel and toughest on foreign affairs. Not so easy when you realize how badly every one running wants the Jewish and tough guy/gal vote.
In some ways it’s not surprising that The Donald’s no-nonsense speak the mind approach has resonated in the halls of the malcontent and straight-talking at least somewhat conservative voters. On the other end of the spectrum, those who either feel world affairs are impossible to resolve or just not as important as our growing internal problems have gravitated some to the socialist ideas of Bernie Sanders or what they see as the safer, more predictable, dare I say nice Democratic Party ways of Hilary. Then there is everyone else vying for the top spot in the most high-profile, time-consuming, expensive and critically important popularity contest the world has to offer.
I still believe the future of the entire planet rests heavily on who is elected the next president of the United States. What I don’t claim to know at this point is which one of the candidates is the best person for the job. They all want the job and will consistently say whatever they think the people want to hear. Almost no one enters the presidential race just to get their voice heard for a few minutes. They actually want to win the contest and are scheming to find the best strategy to do so.
What this actually means is that whether you like gambling or not, you’re stuck making what at best is just a calculated guess. You really won’t know if you’re right until it’s too late. At that point all one can do is hope that if they made a mistake, it wasn’t one you can’t live with.
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