I voted early. I just couldn’t see waiting when I knew how I was going to vote, or rather who I was going to vote against.
I’ve been voting since the mid 1970s and I’ve never seen a Presidential race this bizarre.
Let’s cut to the chase.
I believe Hillary Clinton is one of the most corrupt human beings who has ever walked the Earth. I believe that beginning at a young age, she dedicated her life to political ambition and power. No other priority was and is higher in her life. She’ll do anything to advance her power. For Clinton, running for President must be like a junkie anticipating their next high. If she became President, she’ll run as fast as she can to please her billionaire supporters, both here and abroad, and to hell with the American citizens.
Donald Trump is a pig. I can’t believe he’s the GOP frontrunner (but then again, neither can the GOP). He’ll say any outrageous thing just because he can, and his supporters eat it up with a spoon. I still don’t think he actually wants to be President and that he’s doing all this just to see how people will react. If he became President, I don’t think he’d know what to do with it. He might just quit once elected.
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, actually seems the most viable to me. No scandals, no controversy, and whether or not you support his policies, he actually seems to want to be a President of the people, not of the corporations.
So who to vote for?
There will always be people, a good many of them as a matter of fact, who will vote for Hillary Clinton because “First Woman President of the U.S.” and “being on the right side of history.” To them, nothing else matters about Hillary other than she possesses two “X” chromosomes (of course, that makes Caitlin Jenner’s identification as a woman problematic).
Those who are paying attention to all of the scandals hanging around Clinton’s neck like an albatross chalk it all up to the “great right-wing conspiracy”. They all believe she’s “one of them”, meaning a progressive or a liberal, rather than a shill for people like George Soros.
As far as “the Donald” is concerned, I don’t see what the attraction is. “Let’s Make America Great Again” appeals to conservative white males who see the 1950s and 60s as the best of times and who ignore the vast inequities suffered by women and people of color. I mean, didn’t we have protests and movements to gain greater civil rights for women and people of color in the 1960s? That’s how I remember it.
There is some attraction to the slogan based on how social and fiscal conservatives view the Obama administration bowing down (literally and figuratively) to anyone and anything that has a grudge against America’s historical foreign and domestic policies, real or imagined. They likely feel that America fell from being a world leader to just “one of the gang”.
I too believe the stature of our nation in the world has diminished thanks to President Obama’s policies. If I thought Trump really had America’s best interests at heart and he wasn’t such a horse’s ass, I might actually support him in elevating our nation’s status once again to “world leader”.
I can’t support either candidate. They are both such horrible human beings and neither represents the best interests of American citizens.
So vote for Johnson? If I voted my convictions, yes. But he’ll never unseat Clinton and Trump.
So of the two major players in the race, who is the least odious?
Ultimately, it’s not a matter of voting for the candidate you like the best but voting against the candidate your fear the most. Clinton or Trump, which one scares you the more?
That’s why this election is so bizarre. Sure, we’ve all said in past elections that we’ve voted for the lesser evil, but what if both candidates are really, really evil? Only an idiot (my opinion) would vote for either one with the idea that they really would represent the interests of the American taxpayer.
Clinton is a corporate and foreign power puppet and Trump is a loose cannon.
When I was standing in line waiting to vote, I heard more than a few people still undecided on who they were going to vote for. They were still trying to decide who they feared more. It’s a real coin toss.
I won’t tell you who I finally decided to vote against and for. There’s no point to the political arguments that would ensue. I merely write this missive to illustrate how crazy making this election has been for America.
No matter who wins, America, and maybe the whole world, loses.