OK, the fat lady is singing and the parties are over — so to speak. We now have two candidates running for president which create heartburn for many “centrist” like myself. For all the hate Hillary gets, I could have “accepted” her as president until the Democratic Party’s Platform made a big shift to the left. In my opinion the Trumpster is totally unacceptable as an individual who has the chops to lead this country – and don’t give me that cr*p that he’s a business guy and understands how to lead. Mr. Trump is a wealthy entrepreneur and they don’t do well in organizations. Trust me. Plus, his economic ravings concern me as much as the Democrat’s Platform.
So, what does that leave us? Your local elected leaders.
There are 535 individuals (100 senators; 435 congressman) who ARE the folks who create laws – not the president. They’re the folks we need to be electing — and more importantly – making sure they hear our opinions. And don’t fall for that “they’re bought and paid for” by special interest groups (on both sides). Yes, they’re being lobbied on a regular basis – but it’s the voters who keep our representatives employed. So, it behooves us to make sure we have the right kind of folks representing us – not just folks who are listening to a vocal minority.
I have been fortunate over the years to be in the “belly of the beast” (Washington D.C.) working on behalf of the printing industry, and it’s a messy business. Yet, when it gets all set and done, it’s about that representative getting re-elected. So, if you don’t like the choices for president, make sure that your congressman or senator (and their staff, who really get the job done) hear your concerns and more importantly remind them that you’re a voter. So, come November, let them her your voice!