Friday, January 22, 2016

Primarily Speaking

It's still a bit early, but maybe you've decided which of the current crop of candidates you'd like to see become the next President of the United States.

I haven't decided which one I prefer, but I've definitely decided which ones I don't prefer. And, if you care about that, you can read about it over at the Boston Herald website.

(Or, of course, you could buy the actual print version of the paper. If you do, and then bring today's issue to the party I'll be throwing when I win a Pulitzer in, say, 2029, it will entitle you to a free knockwurst, so you can see the value in making that investment.)

As always, kind comments are not only welcome but begged. If you disagree, that's your right, Hillary.

Oops! May have given away part of the column there. Oh, well.

Soon, with more better stuff.


Maggie May said...

May the best man/woman win! That's all I can say.
We'll soon be voting over here!
Maggie x

Craig said...

Ugh. . . I feel yer pain, Jim. I'm pretty much with you; anybody but Hillary or Trump. . .

Honestly, more than any election I can remember, I want to vote 'none of the above' for president. If this is the best crop of candidates we can scrape into a pile, I worry that the system is badly, badly broken. . .

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I have reached the point where I'm not sure anyone who can gain the backing of either party is worthy.

I might change my mind if anyone of them showed just a hint of humility.

OTOH - I do have to appreciate Senator Sanders honesty.

I once changed my party affiliation so I could vote against a candidate in the primary.
I won't say when or for whom I voted.
I switched back later.
Now we have an open primary in California so a switch isn't necessary.
Then again, by the time the California Primary rolls around, the decision may already have been made.

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

"Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians."
~ Chester Bowles

Craig said...

OK, I wasn't going to post this in comment space, but what the hell. . .

About three minutes after I left my first comment, I came across this -

"If elected, Donald Trump will be the first US president to own a strip club."


Whatta guy!

Ami said...

I hate them all.
What a bunch of crappy people with zero redeeming qualities. It makes me sick that we're here as a nation.

And I won't rant or swear here in your comments (at least not today) but why oh why do they tell me my vote counts when only five minutes after the polls close, they've announced the winner?


Ami said...

Oh and did you know that on all blogs I visit, the little box down there that says 'please prove you're not a robot' can be completely skipped? Yup. 'Tis true.

messymimi said...

This is why i would love to see "None of the above" on every ballot as a choice, and if that gets more than 30% of the vote, the whole field is thrown out and none of them can run again, and we start over. It would certainly mkake it more interesting, and might improve things.

It' said...

Hmmmm, after I review our current choices, it's "just say no" to all of them. The biggest NO goes to Trump and Clinton. I have no idea what I will do on voting day, but make no mistake: I will vote, even if for no other reason than to honor all of those who have gone before us to make sure that we can.

Unknown said...

I too am starting to Feel the Bern. I don't have much else to feel. Pity me.

Daryl said...

its pretty a sad statement about the citizens of this country when th choices are a blow hard egomaniac or an insane religious zealot who everyone hates yet he got elected to the senate ..