It seems evident that GOP voters are ready to anoint a Trump out of revulsion for the status quo, not out of Trumpian appeal. Ironically, the rise of recently Democrat Sanders seems to reflect a similar revulsion of Democrats. The Donald and Bernie are basking more in the light of who they are not than in who they are. Or so we suppose.
We suppose as well that in general, any of them will in the end, govern along the same lines as their predecessors, excepting style and a difference in who are their friends to be rewarded. Call us cynical, if you wish. We will not argue.
All of the three and most of their now vanished competitors fit the same mold, seems to us.If we examine what they have done, rather than what they have said.Cynical, we are.
Our current pinion moves along these lines:
- Whoever is elected will act pretty much in line with the Bush/Obama schema, subject to subsequent events. Some of the possible events though, may be doozies. Like for example, the next stock market crash and bank impact. All of them, including Trump, move in the same circles and derive income from the same relationships.
- Presidential candidates or at least their parties must be torn between their desire to win and their fear of becoming thereby the next Herbert Hoover. Winning the upcoming election may be a a very Pyrrhic victory indeed.We wonder if the candidates do not feel as though they are engaged in a game of musical chairs.
- This being so, it matters relatively little whoever becomes President of the U.S. at this point, the states’s near fixed with only timing uncertain.
- If that is correct, any real change will await a massive turnover in both congress and state governments that does not appear on today’s horizon.
- That, we think, leaves us with Trump. Not for anything he has said outside of immigration, but because he is the only at least plausibly uncertain element. A very faint hope, but theonly game presently in town. Ugh!