"When someone shows you who they are, believe them, the first time."I wholeheartedly concur....with Maya Angelou.
The Republican Party Presidential candidate has repeatedly shown us who he is -- we need to believe him. He clearly at heart is not the person he's been trying hard to present this past week or so prior to the election. His Party's platform, assuming he would even try to promote it -- and I don't trust what he might do -- will not lead our nation to prosperity, especially since the financial approach is a repeat of a previously unsuccessful plan. He and the wealthiest class will benefit most despite the platitudes of his caring about the rest of Americans -- campaign platitudes which are just that and nothing more. If in doubt, consider news reports showing workers and businesses who've lost income owed them.
A positive future is possible, I believe, with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
I trust this candidate will make every effort possible to promote prosperity for this nation with plans she has outlined. Hopefully, the legislative branches, especially the House of Representatives, will recognize they are long overdue to accept and engage in meaningful compromise for the good of the people which is precisely their job. I am aware of her alleged shortcomings but believe them to pale in comparison to those of her opponent.
I've given serious thought to what is at stake in this election as likely most readers here have also done. I observed with great interest all the prospective candidates as they each burst on to the scene -- then their numbers were whittled down to the two major political party candidates. I've been aware of all the shenanigans of one candidate turning this election into the basest of reality entertainment -- heard all the lies, innuendos -- noted the media suckered into providing free promotion of that individual, lessening the credibility of much of the serious news media in the process.
Third party candidates will receive votes from a small percentage of people who believe they're making a statement. Unfortunately, the reality is this is an empty gesture that will serve to do little more than sway the election to one of the two realistic potential winners. This is a critical time for our nation that would be best served if a choice between the top two candidates is made based on major party platform, consideration of probable need for Supreme Court nominee appointments.
After the election, third party voters need to then align themselves to actively promote whoever their favored candidate is for the future and build their party to viable numbers for the future elections. Some may well believe we need to relegate to lesser status that major party taken over by their current candidate repelling so many of their number -- or maybe some of that party can form that third party, and other possibilities.
MORE ELECTION THOUGHTS
This is a momentous election year---with choices unlike any others in my lifetime --- so
--- we better get it right on who we select to be in charge of decision-making for us and our nation --- if we want to retain our constitution's democratic republic as intended by our founders.
Our next U.S. President needs to be------
... someone who understands our nation's importance and place in the world for our own security and need to foster peace
... someone who respects our country's various relationships with that of other nations
... someone who recognizes the significance of fostering unifying actions within our country
... someone who demonstrates genuine understanding of the needs of all socioeconomic groups
... someone who actually offers realistic plans and solutions for problems facing our nation rather than simple-sounding grandiose or previously failed trickle-down financial schemes
.... someone not afraid to release their income tax form to demonstrate the truthfulness of claimed charitable contributions, true net worth
.... someone whose life's work has evidence of public service beyond self-aggrandizement
.... someone who speaks civilly of all genders
.... someone who does not disparage, ridicule, belittle and bully other individuals
.... someone who can verbalize meaningful ideas so does not have to resort to name-calling
.... someone who appreciates the need to value and preserve the fourth estate instead of automatically condemning the press when they report the truth or what is unfavorable to them
.... someone capable of using reason to recognize and build on what's positive in our government
.... someone who.........there are more positive comments that could be written .......
VOTE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016