I took the following assessments of presidential candidates from a column in the Wall Street Journal by Bret Stephens 2-2-16
1) A compulsive liar with a persecution complex, a mania for secrecy, and a bald disdain for rules as they apply to lesser people.
2) A bigoted braggart with a laughable grasp of public policy and leering manners of the kind you would expect from a barroom drunk.
3) A glib moralizer who is personally detested by every single senator in his own party, never mind the other one.
4) A Sixties radical preaching warmed-over socialism to people too young to know what it was or too stupid to understand what it does.
I think that about sums it up. Regardless of how you may vote, if it is for one of the above, our national screwing will continue for at least another four years.😱. Where is the middle-of-the road, honest candidate who understands our Country, our economy and the world?
Needless to say, the only reason this collection of misfits can get anywhere is because of uninformed, short-sighted and gullible voters, including voters who haven’t lived long enough or who were texting during history class (if there is still such a thing). Make no mistake, the mess we are in is not because of big banks, Wall Street, China, billionaires, CEOs or any other scapegoat. It is our collective fault and the society we have created mostly since the end of the 1950s.
A second lesson is that voters don’t necessarily live in the real world. Sanders’ promises to do things that not even a Democratic president with a Democratic House and Senate could do in Obama’s first term are wildly unrealistic, not to mention unaffordable. But Clinton hasn’t found an effective way to say that, and many voters don’t seem to care. USA Today 2-1-16