The Presidential Elections - Hillary, Trump, Johnson, Stein, or Other!
Voting for president is not something that we as US citizens do directly. The electoral college votes determine the president of the United states whether he or she wins the popular vote or not. Why vote then? We determine if our electoral votes go to the candidates. If most of the people in our state votes for a candidate, that candidate acquires all of the states electoral votes, except in Nebraska and Maine.
There are times when electoral votes do not match the popular vote, which is the system the Founders determined we need. Below are my views of the 2016 Candidates for president. Read and then vote! I turned in an early ballot.
Hillary Clinton the Democrat According to Me
Hillary Clinton is the one to beat in the 2016 elections. She has name recognition in the political world and decades of experience in Washingtonian politics place her out in the front. Her experience on the national and international fronts make her into and excellent stateswoman.
If all we were going in is experience, Hillary has the upper hand in that she has been in the White House before at least, lived there. Her husband ruled the world politically for 8 years as Chief of the State. Surely some of that statesmanship rubbed off on Hillary from Bill, right?
Because I am biased in her worthiness to lead the nation, nothing I say for her or against her will be objective, though I try. I do not support Hillary for one reason. It is not because of the emails scandal or even lying. It is because of her stances on abortion. I think she is too liberal with what constitutes grounds for abortion and so is her party. This election constitutes the first time in 20 years that I have considered voting for a Democrat, though not Hillary. She might be the best person for the job, but her stances on abortion, among other things is a deal-breaker for me. How about you?
Jill Stein of the Green Party According to Me
Firstly, Jill is a nobody in the eyes of the political arena. I would not discount her abilities, however. She has none of the clout that Hillary or Trump has, but she has a voice with the Green Pary. Trying to find out information about her from an unbiased source for this article is tricky.
Reading Jason Cherkis's estimation of her at the Huffington Post left me with the impression that she was a political flea and a person without scruples. Read the article. I think it was a blast-piece of her political character.
Jill's platform to me is not good enough to support. I am biased here too because I do not agree with the Green Party philosophically. I do not see a party whose purpose is to protect the environment as its main tenet good for humanity. I could be wrong. I don't deny that. I tend to think in terms of Republicans and Democrats anyway. Rarely would I want to move from that dichotomy.
Donald Trump the Republican According to Me
No. Just no. As a life a Republican turned Independent, my answer is no. It is not that Donald is not able to do the job. I believe he could do the job just fine. I would vote for him also if it wasn't for the fact that I think that he is embarrassing. The man's celebrity comes from his ability to be a hard butt. I like the sentiment, that of having a no-nonsense president who is willing to say the things others will not; however, within reason.
His behavior is well known and I dread what embarrassments he would introduce to the presidency with his crass behavior. That's it. His behavior trumps, not pun intended, seriously, my support for his presidency. I tend to support the Republican party though I am politically even between the Democrats and Republicans.
Evan McMullin the Independent According to Me
Evan is the Mormon's answers to the Trump division in Utah about the Republican party simply put. Utah Republicans do not support Donald Trump for president, and they could not get Mitt Romney to run, so they came up with an alternative to appease their consciouses about voting in the 2016 election.
He is not a major political player, virtually unknown to the world and missing from the ballot as an option. His name has to be written in, and he has no chance of winning. He might get Utah's electoral votes. That's it. His purpose for existence as a presidential candidate is a Utah alternative to Trump, nothing else. Like me, he is Independent and Mormon, but I do not support his candidacy.
I will say off the bat, I do not appreciate Gary's "feel the Johnson" campaign advert. I could have lived without him associating my last name with the male organ again. His name is Johnson and so is my last name. I do not like that. I voted for him in my early ballot. I do not agree with the Libertarian party, but Johnson was the only choice that I felt comfortable choosing.
I did not expect him to win when I voted for him. I expected that he would be my conscientious choice against Trump and Hillary, that's it. It was to clear my mind of choosing between two people I could not reconcile in my mind. It was either that or write in Mitt Romney's name.
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This is my political take. It is uninformed and fleeting just like many Americans out there, so you can know it is representative of what many in the nation might think aside from my choice for president. Vote in the poll and leave a comment.
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