So, the people have spoken in the first primary of the nation. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, they have chosen two extremes. On the right, an unabashedly racist and proto-fascist blowhard. And on the left, America’s idea of what those crazy Europeans must be like, with their healthcare and their affordable universities.
I feel as though the reason Americans are so burnt out by the time November rolls around is because we begin this rigmarole two years before the actual voting and they honestly don’t care any more. I live for this sort of stuff, but it is punishing and can be repetitive.
Carly Fiorina has dropped out, and Chris Christie looks like he may do. This is when the winnowing begins! We still have way too many on the Republican side, but the game is still continuing apace.
There is obviously some debate, or some thought, that Bernie Sanders will do worse now that he is out of his ‘territory’ and onto more states that have a broader diversity of voters (more voters of colour, more women, etc). I feel like we are discussing people as if they are not autonomous, but huge swathes of demographic regions.
For my part, I will continue on with the watching. There are many things I hope for the United States as we continue forward.
It continues on. – SDM
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