The word ubiquitous jumps into my head when turning on the TV and listening to news reports, debates, town hall meetings, commercials, journalist roundtables, candidate interviews, all focused on the Presidential campaign.
the 24/7 bombardment of the current Presidential campaign every day.
flashes across the TV screen all the time. Pick up the newspaper or a magazine
and there is at least one article and probably more about the campaign, the
candidates, their spouses, kids and/or pets, their humble, modest, poor, sacrificing
parents, and their underprivileged origins (or with regards to Trump,
election updates sneak in.
media, mentioned in blogs. They are everywhere.
or across the country, the event makes news.
week headlines blared the earth-shaking news that two of Trump’s children old
enough to vote will not be voting in the New York primary. Unaware of the
sign-up deadline, they missed it.
course that begs the question whether Ivanka or Erik voted in the past in any
election (or are they currently
registered Democrats?) but now I am getting too personal. After all Trump
is running, not his kids. And of course voting in the past is
irrelevant, since Dad did not run in previous elections. The only important
election is the one Donald Trump is in (according to Trump).
want it all to be over. But the whining
does not like the way he is being treated in many states. He is not getting the
number of delegates he believes he should. After all, he brings the masses out
at rallies. Everyone loves him. And he is going to make America great again.
Who can argue with that?
Trump believes he is being screwed, he declares the system corrupt.
or not, the long, tedious road to each party’s convention is no secret. The process
is open to everyone. If Trump or his staff took the time to read the Republican
rulebook, he would know that. And he could have responded accordingly.
all, Cruz did and is. He and his team researched the primary system, fashioning
a winning strategy. If he does not become the Republican Presidential candidate, he is going to come close.
attention to details is important.
of course, for Trump, but for the rest of the world.
Ryan made headlines announcing he is NOT a candidate for his party’s
Presidential nomination, ending speculation he could be a candidate should
convention balloting drag on.
am tired of hearing constantly about the minutiae of the campaigns as candidates
race to their party’s nominating convention.
want to pull the covers over my head and not come out until Election Day. Maybe
a couple of days before so I have time to consider the candidates and decide
how to cast my vote.
do not need months to analyze and evaluate the candidates. I am a quick
cannot imagine the oodles of money candidates and PACs spend. I suggest
foregoing the long primary system, compressing the process into one or two quarters
– three to six months – and donating the rest of the money to people and
organizations that could put the cash to good use.
organizations would not back my idea. They are in news heaven and do not want the
craziness to end. Journalists follow the candidates, report on the candidates,
analyze them, and poll the electorate. Also lengthy campaigns boost the economy.
Lots of people earn a paycheck working for the candidates. Stores near caucuses
and candidate appearances see a pop in business, motels house news media,
candidates and their staff, restaurants feed them, and then there are the
security guards at Trump rallies.
rest of us roll our eyes and cannot wait for the whole circus to end.
am all for creating jobs and boosting the economy, but there must be a better
is cold outside (will spring ever arrive?).
My blanket is warm and cozy. I am pulling it over my head.
you in November…