Are you kidding me, people of America? Is this field of presidential candidates the best we can do? I’m reluctant to jump into the fray, but it is time to SPEAK UP! In fact, it’s time for all of us who have half a brain to do so. First, what is up with the family dynasties? What genius decided we needed another Bush or another Clinton in the White House? Even the beloved mother of Jeb thinks we’ve had enough Bushes. And Hillary? At first I thought the email thing was just a minor distraction, but, clearly it isn’t and, frankly, I don’t want to hear her excuses or her pretenses about her lack of computer knowledge. “Swipe it? You mean with a cloth or something?” Come on, Hil, the prez needs to be smarter than that – we American citizens are. Oh, and watching Hillary and Jeb speak gets me as enthused as watching a re-run of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Does anyone feel like rushing out for a bumper sticker yet? The best part of another Bush/Clinton run is the fodder they’ll provide for Saturday Night Live.
I know Hillary and Jeb aren’t our only options; there are also the dynamic Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham. Oh, and fifteen other Republican dynamos, including the pride of Texas, Rick Perry. I know, I’m ignoring the elephant in the room, the star of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump, who leads all candidates for president by a landslide. Honestly? A billionaire with a bad comb-over who invited a female audience member to come on stage and touch it? A seeming racist who has insulted Mexican Americans time after time by calling illegal immigrants “drug addicts” and “murderers”, and who yelled at a Hispanic reporter to “Go back to Univision,” meaning Mexico. And how ’bout his feud with Megyn Kelly of Fox, whom he claimed “had blood coming our of her wherever,” meaning vagina, then called her “a bimbo.” That’s the kind of man I want negotiating with Putin and Kim Jong-un, not to mention Angela Merkel. Make it stop!
How in the world did this happen? I’ll tell you how it happened. Our national leaders – all of them, Republican and Democrat – have acted so selfishly, with such meanness and intent to cause division, that our nation is a hot mess. Political correctness is the rule of the day and anyone who offers an opinion will be met with derision and labeled a racist, a socialist, a communist, and too many others to name. Americans like Donald Trump because he speaks his mind and doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks. I guess you can do that when you are so rich you don’t depend on anyone else’s money to help get you elected. Money talks and B.S. walks…except when you have more money than anyone else on the planet. I get that people are tired of double-speak and political correctness and they appreciate the frankness of Trump. But really, when will he go away? People aren’t honestly going to vote for him for President of the United States, are they?
So, what is the solution? Let’s find a candidate who has the good of the country in mind, the ability to speak his/her mind and to reach across the aisle and work with people without spewing vitriol, who will follow the Constitution and surround him/herself with smart advisors, who is charming, good-looking, a dynamic speaker, witty, not beholden to super-PACs, but not so perfect that SNL writers can’t find something to make fun of. Hmmm, that is a tall order. Maybe it was just easier to ask a Bush and a Clinton. Come on, Mr. or Ms. Perfect Candidate. We know you’re out there…somewhere?