So, it’s the Donald and Hillary in New York

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So, it’s the Donald and Hillary in New York. That shouldn’t be a surprise at all, given that the Donald is from New York and that Hillary has lived there since she and Bill retired from the White House the first time. It seems inevitable that Hillary will win the Democratic nomination, and that’s not a bad thing. Although Bernie has run a terrific race so far. And it does concern me that there seem to have been some voter irregularities in Brooklyn, where Bernie was born, and where he enjoys a lot of support.[1]

As I’ve said repeatedly, this campaign for President is much too long, and I wish that both Hillary and Bernie could dial it back a little bit. I Iiked it much better when Bernie was saying that no one cares (or should care) about Hillary’s “damn” emails, and Hillary was agreeing with him. The last debate they had was not much fun to watch, and we didn’t learn anything new, except maybe that they’re starting to get on each other’s nerves. Which only proves that it’s hard to run against another person for that long and not get on each other’s nerves.

And as for the Donald, he continues to amass delegates[2], all of which may not help him much if he arrives in Cleveland to a brokered convention. And Ted Cruz learned that you cannot impugn an entire region’s values and then make nice with them and expect that it’s all going to be okay. Especially with New Yorkers, most of whom have seen a lot of hustlers in their life-time. The fact that the leading Republican contenders for President are these two – Donald Trump and Ted Cruz – tells you all you need to know about the current state of the Republican party. And that John Kasich is what now passes for a moderate in the Republican party completes the picture.

I’m not normally wishing for November in April, but I am longing for this eternal roadtrip to be over. Are we there yet?


[1] But not enough support to have changed the outcome of the election.

[2] Of course, he didn’t get the votes of his daughter Ivanka or his son Eric, as both of them forgot to register to vote. I mean, you have to love this. Ivanka was even making regular campaign videos reminding voters of other states that they need to register. Their excuse? Both of them are political novices, and registering to vote in New York is “complicated.” They were “unaware of the rules and they didn’t register in time,” according to the Donald. I mean, give me a break! I’ve been registered to vote in Massachusetts since I was 18, and the reason is simple: because I actually care about voting.

 

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.
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