I missed the debates last night, since I wasn't feeling very well. But I realize now that I should have watched them. That's not because I thought anything major would change. It's not because I thought the candidates would clarify their stands on the issues. It is more like a Jerry Springer moment. It was less a civil debate and more a knock-down insult-fest.
The battle between these two represents the total deterioration of the
"democratic system." People chose Donald Trump because he is an outsider to the
Republican Party establishment. That party's establishment has hated their
candidate all this time and yet he clearly won his party's nomination. The fact
that voters chose Trump over the established candidates should tell the
Republican Party that their message is bankrupt. Their ultra-conservative pro-business
model was overtaken by the TV-savvy reality-programming Trump, who also happens
to be a $ billionaire. And rich people are SUPPOSED to be the real heroes of the
Republican Party culture. US
is the medium of
the Democratic Party. Unlike her opponent in the primary, Bernie Sanders, who millennial
voters rallied around, Clinton
represents the most established politician of both this election and the last
three. She represent the status quo more than any other president since Gerald Ford. Clinton
So what went wrong? How did this election produce the two most unpopular candidates in the entire 20th century? The system is finally feeding off of itself. The two parties are so out of touch with the public and their needs that they are incapable of producing real candidates who can really lead the public with any enthusiasm.
At some point, in the near future, the system has to examine why it is so broken down. Either that or the two ruling parties will have to face their demise. The best to come out of all of this is that the
will have to change or die.
People are starting to question the direction of the two parities and they are
not happy with the status quo at all. This could be the beginning of some
serious change. We can only hope. US