This I Believe

First Draft

You can call me a conspiracy theorist. Yes, I did like the X-Files. I love a good thriller or mystery. And this year’s Presidential election in the United States is full of all the elements for a blockbuster Hollywood movie. This quite possibly may be the most intriguing Presidential campaign in US history. I believe that the US election is in trouble and that both of the candidates running have no business running for the seat of President of the United States.

Both sides of the campaign have made missteps. Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the representatives of the Republican and Democratic Parties respectively. You can not turn on the news anymore without seeing something about the US election. It seems to drag on forever, between campaigning, primaries, debates, rallies and news conferences and photo opportunities.  We are overloaded with images of both candidates.

Let’s start with Donald Trump. The boisterous, in your face property mogul best known for “Celebrity Apprentice” and a stable full of beautiful and much younger ex-wives. His no holds barred style of politics has had a two-fold effect on the American population. In some citizens, he has instilled a sense of fear, in others he has given hope to a new system of government.  He has thrown political correctness out the door, which to some is a breath of fresh air. He says what is on his mind and doesn’t care who he offends. Or he has to backtrack and apologize or explain what he meant or as in all politics, just change the story to fit the situation. Even his own party members have their doubts that he can lead the country in and efficient manner. But the will of the American people must be followed and he was dutifully elected as the Republican nomination.

This brings us the Democratic Nominee, Hilary Clinton. She comes from a rich background of political pedigree. She is a former First Lady with her husband Bill and Secretary of State during the first term of Barrack Obama. You would think that with all these qualifications that she would be an excellent  candidate for President. But alas, she has her failings too. Her health has come under some scrutiny. She has been seen in public having small seizures. She has had several coughing spells during her speeches that have caused her to have to stop speaking. There is a little problem with classified emails that were viewed and disposed of on a nonsecure private server. She has also told lies to the public about situations in her past that have been video documented to be wrong, yet she still stands by her words.

These are just a few of the controversies that are surrounding the US candidates. No matter who is elected this year the political landscape is going to change forever south of the 49th parallel.

 

Second Draft

You can call me a conspiracy theorist. Yes, I did like the X-Files. I love a good thriller or mystery. And this year’s Presidential election in the United States is full of all the elements for a blockbuster Hollywood movie. This quite possibly may be the most intriguing Presidential campaign in US history. I believe that the US election is in trouble and that both of the candidates running have no business running for the seat of President of the United States.

Both sides of the campaign have made missteps. Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the representatives of the Republican and Democratic Parties respectively. You can not turn on the news anymore without seeing something about the US election. It seems to drag on forever, between campaigning, primaries, debates, rallies and news conferences and photo opportunities.  We are overloaded with images of both candidates.

Let’s start with Donald Trump. The boisterous, in your face property mogul best known for “Celebrity Apprentice” and a stable full of beautiful and much younger ex-wives. His no holds barred style of politics has had a two-fold effect on the American population. In some citizens, he has instilled a sense of fear, in others he has given hope to a new system of government.  He has thrown political correctness out the door, which to some is a breath of fresh air. He says what is on his mind and doesn’t care who he offends. Or he has to backtrack and apologize or explain what he meant or as in all politics, just change the story to fit the situation. Even his own party members have their doubts that he can lead the country in and efficient manner. But the will of the American people must be followed and he was dutifully elected as the Republican nomination.

This brings us the Democratic Nominee, Hilary Clinton. She comes from a rich background of political pedigree. She is a former First Lady with her husband Bill and Secretary of State during the first term of Barrack Obama. You would think that with all these qualifications that she would be an excellent  candidate for President. But alas, she has her failings too. Her health has come under some scrutiny. She has been seen in public having small seizures. She has had several coughing spells during her speeches that have caused her to have to stop speaking. There is a little problem with classified emails that were viewed and disposed of on a nonsecure private server. She has also told lies to the public about situations in her past that have been video documented to be wrong, yet she still stands by her words.

These are just a few of the controversies that are surrounding the US candidates. No matter who is elected this year the political landscape is going to change forever south of the 49th parallel.

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “This I Believe

  1. Hello Sean,

    Very, very impressive blog! Your writing kept me interested the whole way through. For someone like me, I don’t know much about the United States elections and I’ve never looked into it because I find it all so complicating. But that being said, doesn’t mean I wasn’t interested in ever getting a run down about it all. That’s what your blog did for me! You gave the perfect amount of information for each candidates. I’ve always been curious to know more of their backgrounds and you answered that. You made excellent points to why they both shouldn’t be even running to be the next United States President.
    Awesome work! Your paragraphs separated the information perfectly and your spelling, grammar, etc is all up to par.

    Nicholl Small

    Liked by 1 person

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