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Presidential Election


Every presidential election as far back as I can remember there are debates about the issues. About what each candidate stands for. Sometimes the voters do not know who they will vote for. Some people miss the debates. Either way, trying to make sense of who stands for what or who promises what can make a persons had spin trying to keep all the information straight.


I did not make the websites so I can not vouch for the accuracy of them but imagine they are pretty accurate.  Hopefully these links will help clear up any questions about the candidates. 

For the Democratic Nominee. Hillary Clinton

The Republican Nominee. Donald Trump

The Independent Nominee. Gary Johnson

At the end of the day. People will have their own views on who should be president. Each candidate has their pros/cons.  I would like to see our system have a stronger third party system so we can have a true democracy. 

It is nice to see a non career politician make a run for the presidency even though he (Trump) is untested and is a wild card in terms of what he might actually do during his possible term as president. There is something to be said for someone like Hilary with her multiple positions in politics, even a stint as First Lady. Hilary is a little more battle tested when it comes to politics than her rival.  Gary Johnson has not gotten as much publicity, or at least in Kansas, than the other two candidates. Part of the problem is the country has not had strong support for any third party that has run for office. Some third parties take a number of seats in local elections, senate or the house but not enough for a strong running for the White House.  Hopefully, at some point, there will be a strong enough candidate to garner enough attention to surpass the republicans or democrats.

With the state of the economy many people are tired of career politicians, but are we ready for wild card? Maybe or maybe not. Maybe what we need is a politician with experience that is universally liked but not a dynasty or a career politicians. All I can say is vote wisely. Do not just vote to get a party out of power, look past the party. What will each person bring to the White House and how his/her policies affect me in 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years or even 25.



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