Now the battle begins

The US primaries are over, and the contrasts between the two parties could not have been starker.

 

Trump believes he alone can fix America from the ills he see in every corner, from Mexican immigrants to terrorising Muslims and Chinese creditors. The whole of the Republican case for change is base

The US primaries are over, and the contrasts between the two parties could not have been starker.

 

Trump believes he alone can fix America from the ills he see in every corner, from Mexican immigrants to terrorising Muslims and Chinese creditors. The whole of the Republican case for change is based on fear and blame.  Fear of a dangerous world , which is rational enough, but Trump’s wildly varying messages of isolationism on the one hand and I’ll blast ISIS on the other smacks of a man who has little if any grasp of the complexity of foreign affairs.

 

Clinton and the Democrats looked and sounded more optimistic, more inclusive, and more savvy.  Despite the hullaballoo of the Democratic Party tampering with support for the primary candidates and the revelation that Secretary of State Clinton had taken some short cuts, the battery of the great and the good managed to push Mrs Clinton’s cause to unassailable heights.  She now seems unstoppable, or at least I hope she’s unstoppable.

 

I often ask myself what is it with American politics that makes it so vicious?  Even Saunders supporters seem hell bent on doing Hillary Clinton down because of the faux pas of the party machinery.  Yes someone may have been meddling where they should not, but that doesn’t negate the validity of Clinton’s candidacy.  Likewise the hoo-ha about the e-mails that were sent from her private server when she was Secretary of state, as the FBI guy said it was a mistake and a poor judgement call but in the great scheme of things it was a very busy lady making a small error with no real risk attached.

 

Take Trump University now there’s a crook deal if ever there was one – no one seems to mind that Trump lent his name to such a bogus and fraudulent enterprise.

 

The problem that continues to haunt Mrs Clinton is that she has given her life to her ambition and whilst she has been an undoubted servant of the American cause she has also been continuously in the public eye, she is now a very wealthy woman, she’s done well from her labours which most folk distrust from politicians, and frankly many folk have ‘Clinton fatigue’.

 

No one or thing is perfect when it comes to politics, especially democratic politics.  There’s a lot that could be better, a Joan of Arc figure fighting a messianic genius, but it’s not going to happen.  Hillary has her faults and has made her mistakes, she’s not perfect but she’s a survivor and a fighter who has always been a committed democrat. She’s bright and experienced and she values the ideals of a democratic society.  That’s not bad, in fact despite all the prejudice it’s pretty good.

 

As for Trump, don’t be afraid America, don’t listen to what’s wrong and the mean ways of putting it right. Be bold and vote for the promise of the future and vote for each other, in your great democratic land.

 

 

The US primaries are over, and the contrasts between the two parties could not have been starker.

 

Trump believes he alone can fix America from the ills he see in every corner, from Mexican immigrants to terrorising Muslims and Chinese creditors. The whole of the Republican case for change is based on fear and blame.  Fear of a dangerous world , which is rational enough, but Trump’s wildly varying messages of isolationism on the one hand and I’ll blast ISIS on the other smacks of a man who has little if any grasp of the complexity of foreign affairs.

 

Clinton and the Democrats looked and sounded more optimistic, more inclusive, and more savvy.  Despite the hullaballoo of the Democratic Party tampering with support for the primary candidates and the revelation that Secretary of State Clinton had taken some short cuts, the battery of the great and the good managed to push Mrs Clinton’s cause to unassailable heights.  She now seems unstoppable, or at least I hope she’s unstoppable.

 

I often ask myself what is it with American politics that makes it so vicious?  Even Saunders supporters seem hell bent on doing Hillary Clinton down because of the faux pas of the party machinery.  Yes someone may have been meddling where they should not, but that doesn’t negate the validity of Clinton’s candidacy.  Likewise the hoo-ha about the e-mails that were sent from her private server when she was Secretary of state, as the FBI guy said it was a mistake and a poor judgement call but in the great scheme of things it was a very busy lady making a small error with no real risk attached.

 

Take Trump University now there’s a crook deal if ever there was one – no one seems to mind that Trump lent his name to such a bogus and fraudulent enterprise.

 

The problem that continues to haunt Mrs Clinton is that she has given her life to her ambition and whilst she has been an undoubted servant of the American cause she has also been continuously in the public eye, she is now a very wealthy woman, she’s done well from her labours which most folk distrust from politicians, and frankly many folk have ‘Clinton fatigue’.

 

No one or thing is perfect when it comes to politics, especially democratic politics.  There’s a lot that could be better, a Joan of Arc figure fighting a messianic genius, but it’s not going to happen.  Hillary has her faults and has made her mistakes, she’s not perfect but she’s a survivor and a fighter who has always been a committed democrat. She’s bright and experienced and she values the ideals of a democratic society.  That’s not bad, in fact despite all the prejudice it’s pretty good.

 

As for Trump, don’t be afraid America, don’t listen to what’s wrong and the mean ways of putting it right. Be bold and vote for the promise of the future and vote for each other, in your great democratic land.

 

 

The US primaries are over, and the contrasts between the two parties could not have been starker.

 

Trump believes he alone can fix America from the ills he see in every corner, from Mexican immigrants to terrorising Muslims and Chinese creditors. The whole of the Republican case for change is based on fear and blame.  Fear of a dangerous world , which is rational enough, but Trump’s wildly varying messages of isolationism on the one hand and I’ll blast ISIS on the other smacks of a man who has little if any grasp of the complexity of foreign affairs.

 

Clinton and the Democrats looked and sounded more optimistic, more inclusive, and more savvy.  Despite the hullaballoo of the Democratic Party tampering with support for the primary candidates and the revelation that Secretary of State Clinton had taken some short cuts, the battery of the great and the good managed to push Mrs Clinton’s cause to unassailable heights.  She now seems unstoppable, or at least I hope she’s unstoppable.

 

I often ask myself what is it with American politics that makes it so vicious?  Even Saunders supporters seem hell bent on doing Hillary Clinton down because of the faux pas of the party machinery.  Yes someone may have been meddling where they should not, but that doesn’t negate the validity of Clinton’s candidacy.  Likewise the hoo-ha about the e-mails that were sent from her private server when she was Secretary of state, as the FBI guy said it was a mistake and a poor judgement call but in the great scheme of things it was a very busy lady making a small error with no real risk attached.

 

Take Trump University now there’s a crook deal if ever there was one – no one seems to mind that Trump lent his name to such a bogus and fraudulent enterprise.

 

The problem that continues to haunt Mrs Clinton is that she has given her life to her ambition and whilst she has been an undoubted servant of the American cause she has also been continuously in the public eye, she is now a very wealthy woman, she’s done well from her labours which most folk distrust from politicians, and frankly many folk have ‘Clinton fatigue’.

 

No one or thing is perfect when it comes to politics, especially democratic politics.  There’s a lot that could be better, a Joan of Arc figure fighting a messianic genius, but it’s not going to happen.  Hillary has her faults and has made her mistakes, she’s not perfect but she’s a survivor and a fighter who has always been a committed democrat. She’s bright and experienced and she values the ideals of a democratic society.  That’s not bad, in fact despite all the prejudice it’s pretty good.

 

As for Trump, don’t be afraid America, don’t listen to what’s wrong and the mean ways of putting it right. Be bold and vote for the promise of the future and vote for each other, in your great democratic land.

 

 

d on fear and blame.  Fear of a dangerous world , which is rational enough, but Trump’s wildly varying messages of isolationism on the one hand and I’ll blast ISIS on the other smacks of a man who has little if any grasp of the complexity of foreign affairs.

 

Clinton and the Democrats looked and sounded more optimistic, more inclusive, and more savvy.  Despite the hullaballoo of the Democratic Party tampering with support for the primary candidates and the revelation that Secretary of State Clinton had taken some short cuts, the battery of the great and the good managed to push Mrs Clinton’s cause to unassailable heights.  She now seems unstoppable, or at least I hope she’s unstoppable.

 

I often ask myself what is it with American politics that makes it so vicious?  Even Saunders supporters seem hell bent on doing Hillary Clinton down because of the faux pas of the party machinery.  Yes someone may have been meddling where they should not, but that doesn’t negate the validity of Clinton’s candidacy.  Likewise the hoo-ha about the e-mails that were sent from her private server when she was Secretary of state, as the FBI guy said it was a mistake and a poor judgement call but in the great scheme of things it was a very busy lady making a small error with no real risk attached.

 

Take Trump University now there’s a crook deal if ever there was one – no one seems to mind that Trump lent his name to such a bogus and fraudulent enterprise.

 

The problem that continues to haunt Mrs Clinton is that she has given her life to her ambition and whilst she has been an undoubted servant of the American cause she has also been continuously in the public eye, she is now a very wealthy woman, she’s done well from her labours which most folk distrust from politicians, and frankly many folk have ‘Clinton fatigue’.

 

No one or thing is perfect when it comes to politics, especially democratic politics.  There’s a lot that could be better, a Joan of Arc figure fighting a messianic genius, but it’s not going to happen.  Hillary has her faults and has made her mistakes, she’s not perfect but she’s a survivor and a fighter who has always been a committed democrat. She’s bright and experienced and she values the ideals of a democratic society.  That’s not bad, in fact despite all the prejudice it’s pretty good.

 

As for Trump, don’t be afraid America, don’t listen to what’s wrong and the mean ways of putting it right. Be bold and vote for the promise of the future and vote for each other, in your great democratic land.

 

 

About manseljames

75 yrs young happily living in the land of my fathers. Married to the lovely Dawn and father of my lovely Vicky. Poet and writer who scribbles away every day. Write novels, blogs and poetry and don't much mind if the works reach a wide audience or not. Well traveled but now putting down roots at last. Not much of the world left to see! Thankful for a great life so far and revving up for a strong finish!
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