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Trump Meltdown   2 comments

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/03/donald-trump-tweets-that-ted-cruz-stole-iowa-illegally-and-quickly-deletes-the-illegally/

Wow! I saw it coming, but for all those folks who liked Trump – wow.

I will say this again — all the polls in the world mean nothing. Elections are what count. Trump’s “popularity” may well have had to do with how the pollsters were wording the survey questions … or name recognition … or entertainment value.

People get into the polling booth, however, and they take it more seriously than they did answering the question on the phone while dinner was getting cold. Trump doesn’t meet the serious candidate standard.

This also speaks to a larger issue. There is a move among some to make voting something you can do from the comfort of your home. How many people would have opted for Trump after their after-dinner cocktail? I’m just suggesting that we might want to realize that people make sloppy decisions when they’re allowed to be sloppy in what they’re doing. They say “yes” to Trump to the pollster on the phone, but “maybe” to Cruz and Rubio when they get to the polling booth. Something as important as voting should not be turned into a casual behavior.

Vote for the Good Looking One   5 comments

Marco Rubio is an attractive looking man who seems also to be well-spoken and polite. We could do worse. He’s also a Latino who speaks Spanish, so would appeal to the “color” coalition.

But I’m an issues voter, so putting all of that aside and looking at Marco Rubio like I liked at Barack Obama in 2008 — I could vote for him in the general election, except …

Dang! There’s always an exception.

First, I have to thank him for rebranding the EPA. The Employment Prevention Agency is a much more accurate meaning of the acronym. That was priceless.

For the most part, I agree with Marco Rubio on almost every domestic issue and I understand his immigration policy, though I don’t really agree with it. Waiving clear violations of immigrant laws just encourages greater law breaking and more illegal immigrants. But, I don’t disagree with him enough on that issue to vote against him. Then Rubio gets all hawkish on the military and I hit pause.

The United States is broke! We’re $19 trillion in debt and by the time Barack Obama leaves office we’ll likely be around $21 trillion in debt. We cannot afford to expand our military or get involved in another war that we have neither the inclination nor the resources to win. ISIS is tearing up Iraq and Syria and some other Middle East countries. That’s a tragedy, but the United States does not need to be involved in that. In fact, I think we’d be better off stopping the drone strikes and manipulation of governments. Concentrate on defending our own borders. We can do that and fix our domestic issues. We don’t need to get into another war.

I also disagree with him on the need of the government to spy on its citizens.

Rubio is a fiscal and social conservative, but there are some issues that concern me.  So, would I vote for him in the primary? No. Would I vote GOP in the general if he were the nominee? Hmmm….. not sure. Probably not, but maybe.

 

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