Trump has finally cleared the deck of all of the other republican candidates in the presidential primary. Many of the original 17 are still licking their wounds from the mostly personal attacks from Donald Trump. It would appear that the process of consolidating the party has started. Then came Paul Ryan into the picture. Who exactly is Paul Ryan. When he was a running mate to Mitt Romney, I was at least under the impression that he was a bright rising star that was principles and was about the business of fixing problems. specifically around our budget and federal deficit.
Now I find myself in the crowd that is angry at the Republican establishment in a way that even the term loathing sounds to mild of a description. That does not mean I am on board with Donald Trump, but I find myself not being on board with Paul Ryan either. Paul Ryan’s assent into power feels a lot like President Obama. Who greased the skids and gave them this quick path into power. I do not trust the powers that can move pawns into play so quickly.
That leads me to which is worse, the crass Donald Trump, but one who looks like he will fix problems without have to behold to the powers that have lead us to the edge of the cliff. The powers that brought us Obama and Paul Ryan. Do I want a pompous a$$ as President? No. But I do want someone that is not bought and paid for by secret powers.
Then we have Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The craziness of the democrats is that Bernie Sanders is winning an awful lot while declaring that he is a socialist. He has proven an enemy to Business and Employers and yet millions of people want social justice even as it bankrupts everyone. Hillary is not trusted, but she has experience. She has experience, but also has poor judgment. Who else would put state business on a private server.
The State Department provides the cover story for every clandestine operative. Having the Secretary of State so self-centered as to make herself much more accessible to hackers, be it friend or foe. The other issue that is still being investigated by the FBI, is the pay off from foreign governments into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton is the active Secretary of State. That is not only poor judgment, but if proven is the act of corruption and likely being a traitor to this country. Time will tell and we will see in the end the real spine of this President. His decision on Hillary will forever define whether he is honorable or a political hack still reeking from the smell of dirty Chicago Politics with a splash of White House Febreeze.
The further we go down the track, the more real the consequences are for whatever path we take. I think it is time for a big swing for the fences and that will mean following a path that runs counter to all of the political pundits and insiders.
If the insiders are against anyone, that is likely who are best option is. Time will tell. Time will tell.