As I follow the progress of the campaigns for president, I become more and more worried about the future of my country.
The primary campaigns range from the ridiculous to a circus. The term “circus” is appropriate; not only are there clowns involved, but the players travel in costumes designed to mimic serious leaders.
In fact, most are woefully lacking in any of the essential qualifications, judgment or integrity to be president and commander in chief.
Ted Cruz in charge of our strategy to confront ISIS — really? Bernie Sanders trying to figure out the incredibly complicated Middle East — holy cow! Donald Trump rationally dealing with threats from Iran and North Korea — seriously? Marco Rubio in negotiations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin — freightening. Others shouldn’t even be in the same sentence with “president of the United States.”
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Few, if any, of the candidates are capable or worthy of the role of leader of the free world. Where do we vote for “none of the above”?
The candidates’ followers have been tricked into thinking that a fiery, scripted campaign pitch is all that’s needed to be the choice for president. That may be good enough for president of the senior class, but this job has consequences. This country’s problems are serious and the world’s problems are monumental — both require brilliant, thoughtful leadership. There is little hope of such a leader/uniter emerging from the current cast of characters.
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