Monday, January 11, 2016
I don't believe the Republican and Democrat party are really what Americans want them to be. We are left feeling that we must vote for one or the other but are never truly happy with our choices. When Ronald Reagan came along, it was a revelation. It was an eye-opening experience to see him, to hear him, to realize there were other choices. Sadly, neither Republican nor the Democrat party learned anything from his years in office. They thought it was a fluke, just some oddity that happened in time. They went back to being what they were, back to moving into what they really wanted to be. There is no true opposition to Democrats; Republicans are just a lighter version. Somehow they feel that they are on opposite sides but it certainly doesn't seem that way.
So here we are again with the candidate who is completely different than all Democrats and most Republicans, that is to say he is different than Democrats and Republicans who are politicians. He is not so different from the regular American other than his pile of money. The regular American that considers themselves Democrat or Republican because they feel they have no other choice but are extremely disappointed in their choices, will go for Donald Trump. He may not be Ronald Reagan but he certainly isn't what we have now. Everyone is so worried about hurting peoples feelings that no one ever says what needs to be said. People are thin skinned and weak and cry at the slightest infraction. We need a leader who won't hesitate when action is necessary.
Remarkably, we actually have more than one good candidate. Donald Trump may or may not be the final answer but we have others who are running that are deserving of a vote. This may be the first election where I vote for a candidate that I want in office rather than voting to keep someone else out.