My husband made this point this morning. While watching a Ben Carson my husband said that Carson studied long and hard to become a surgeon. He went on to ask the simple question, “would you let someone operate on you who was not a surgeon?” The answer is no. You want someone with experience and they know what they are doing. So why would we elect a person to lead this country with no experience in politics? Share your thoughts.
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Is Joe Biden going to run for president? That is the question that hangs over the campaign season. Biden has been pondering this question for weeks, but who is really waiting with bated breath to hear the answer? The media has made this story a front and center story for weeks and they are the ones seeking resolution, but who else is waiting for the response? If you are tell me why.
In 2008 Hillary Clinton ran for president, but she ran as the candidate with experience. She did not tout the fact that she would be the first female president, but this time she is leading with that fact. What changed? Is experience secondary to gender this election cycle? We also saw Martin O’Malley try to tout his experience as a Baltimore mayor in spite of how his zero tolerance policies are still hurting the city. We learned Bernie Sanders is sick of hearing about Clinton’s email controversy, and he hates income inequality, and we learned there were two unidentified men on both ends of the stage. The question is could you trust any of the 3 or 5 people on stage to be president.
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Politicians pandering. They all do it but it is uncomfortable for them and for us.
I have never been a fan of Hillary Clinton, but I do have respect for her. She has survived the Bill Clinton sex scandal, she was elected to the Senate and she is a former Secretary of State. She is a smart and shrewd woman. So to see her playing dumb during this email scandal insults our intelligence and it demeans hers. I am sick of hearing news stories on the daily about the emails. If she was sending emails from n unsecure server why didn’t someone say something during her tenure as Secretary of State? When they were receiving emails that had (dot. hillary instead of dot.gov) did anyone get a clue that maybe something was wrong? Clinton needs to come clean and simply admit it was wrong. Was it criminal? Who knows but we do know it is political. Does this disqualify her from being president? No but it will make the fight a little harder. This can’t simply be dismissed. It is a big thing but it is not the end of the world.
He talked about the Mexicans and he got away with it, and some even applauded his stance. He talked about former POW Senator John McCain and he got away with it, and some even applauded. Then he talked about Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly and the party clutched the pearls and he got away with it, and some even applauded. He simply can’t go too far. Trump has no filter and no off switch and he does not really need one. He is a product of his own toxic environment. He is angry and his followers like him. Those that oppose him are irrelevant to him. His words are too his people. You are either for him or against him, and if you are against him you simply don’t matter. He wears the cloak of invincibility. he is the epitome of the MC Hammer hit, “Can’t Touch This.” Can’t touch it but can it be stopped? Time will tell.
2016 will be the anything goes election. It’s only 2015 and we are seeing and hearing all sorts of outrageous behavior. We have heard candidates and their surrogates say anything and everything. When questioned about their behavior they either become defiant or some may issue the non-apology apology, but the name of the game is no surrender. You don’t surrender when the people are against you. You don’t surrender when the facts don’t support your premise. You simply don’t surrender. It’s the politics of the outraged. The people are said to be angry with the government, and the candidates feel it is their job to add fuel to the slow burning fuse. There are no statements that are disqualifying. You can question the service of a POW, you use the horrors of the Holocaust as a backdrop to your objections to the Iran deal, one of your surrogates can threaten a reporter who has written a story that the candidate finds objectionable. We have entered the anything goes age of politics. If this is what we have going on over a year away from the election we can only assume it will ge worse.
Desperate people will say or do anything. Mike Huckabee’s remarks about the Iran deal qualify him as desperate. He wants to be on the debate stage next week and he will say anything in an effort to become a part of the conversation. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.