jyd…thanks for starting up this thread. I like places where one can go and talk openly about this election without having folks jump down each others throats.
Trump is horrible. And I’ve always known this to be the case, long before he was a candidate or the star of The Apprentice. But if people want to vote for him because they feel that he will indeed change things, then who am I to argue with those people. (In my eyes…) they’re wrong…but I can see their point.
Yes, the politics of Washington need to be washed away, but he’s not the “man” to do it, though he does come from the outside.
Hillary…well, I’ve never been a fan of hers or her husband to begin with. Respect for the President that he was, minus the Monica Lewinski affair, amongst others, sure. And respect for the public work she has done over her 30 years, sure. But I too get jaded by the same ol, same ol floating around Washington.
I think this is especially a tough election for us educated souls. We see the ugliness. We see the wrongfulness. We see the meanness of this election and feel that we really have no clear option.
Regardless of who “wins” or “loses less” as I see it, they will have the monumental task of trying to pull this country together. For us educated souls, I would hope that most of us would accept the outcome and work with that outcome the best we can. Moving to Vancouver with close relatives is in the cards for me and my family. I kid…but the thought has crossed my mind since I love Vancouver and my family who lives there.
What I fear is the “idiots” that Trump has shaken awake and what they will now try and pull should Hillary win…or, worse than that, is what Trump will do if somehow he becomes El Jefe.
Living in Georgia, where my Presidential vote usually doesn’t hold much weight, has sort of new meaning, as there’s a chance Hillary pulls a mild upset. So I let my young teenage daughter, who went to vote with me, do the honors (that way I can say that I voted for neither major party candidate ) She said that she wished to be treated fairly as a girl and a young woman and so her decision to vote for Hillary was an easy one. To that, I have to agree wholeheartedly. For all the things that Hillary has done…the one thing that she will look out for is women…and having a mother, sister, wife, daughter who I all hold in the highest regard and have the utmost respect for, I have to agree that there is only one person to vote for in this election amongst the major party candidates.
So in honor of my daughter, I hope to see tomorrow’s front page headline as such…