Well, I cannot tell a lie. I didn’t do my research today to come up with content that would be appropriate for this post. I participated with our family in a great 70th birthday celebration for my wife, and then watched my LSU Tigers go into NCAA oblivion for yet another year by losing 10-0 to Alabama.
I can’t do this post, however, without re-emphasizing what has been a central theme of everything I’ve been trying to communicate in setting up this site and posting blogs to it for the past couple of months: every registered voter needs to realize that the choice before us on November 8 is about political parties and ideologies, not about two candidates, both of whom are seriously flawed and, in my opinion, neither of whom is the profile of person I’d like to see in the White House.
But we cannot make this decision on the basis of how we would like things to be. The system is what it is, and it is not going to change between now and November 8. Our decision must be based on how the system currently operates, and on the ideological choices currently before us. Under that scenario, a vote for anybody other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be an unwitting vote for one of them anyway, and in this particular election cycle, it is impossible to predict in advance which candidate that is [see previous posts for copious amounts of rationale behind this conclusion].
Charles M. Jones