Campaign 2016 - Nationalism or Globalism?

Telescope or Microscope?

Problems and to spare,

we can see them everywhere.

One at a time now.

Giving thought beyond the election...


A nationalist Trump vs. A globalist Clinton?

Mr. Trump knows something about the world, and a lot about the USA.

Mrs. Clinton knows a lot about both.

Both have displayed evidences of poor judgment.

Many potential voters dislike their choices in 2016 so much that they will not even vote in November.

Another group of voters, many of them voters who for years have not voted, will vote in 2016. This group feels that their federal government is "headed in the wrong direction" and has failed to serve the public's interests. They are likely to vote for "the outsider" (Mr. Trump).

There will, of course, be registered "party" voters who seldom vote for anyone except their political party's nominees. Their parties will be working hard to pressure those "faithful voters" to actually vote this year. Most of them will.

The 2016 election should be another close one.

If predictions could be based solely by whether or not American voters have been content with the government they have had for the last two election cycles, Mr.Trump would be favored to win, because Americans as a whole are not happy.

Given that Mr. Trump has clearly shown himself to be an inept politician and a poor debater with baggage not unlike Mrs. Clinton's, the advantage should be Mrs. Clinton's.

The fact that the contest between the two remained a statistical tie some 35 days before voters cast their ballots, says a lot about how hard it had become to make a clear choice between the two leading candidates.

Some voters explained their dilemma as trying to choose between "more of what we are not happy with now" and "taking a chance on changes we may not like any better later."

The rhetoric, for what it may be worth, portrays Mrs. Clinton focused by her experience on more of a world view, while Mr. Trump is more focused by his experience on what needs to be done to correct problems inside America.

How voters regard those differences in the candidates' focus could well decide which voters actually vote, and which major candidate is sworn in as the next President of The United States of America in January 2017.


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Dont Taze Me Bro 4 months ago from Tazeland Islands

It boggles my mind that anyone thinks that Hillary's "experience" is some sort of asset. The evidence is clear that for all those years of experience she has zero accomplishments and oversaw if was not responsible for debacle after debacle of her and Obama's foreign policies, putting our national security at risk and somehow managing to subvert justice through holding influence over the FBI, the State Department and who knows what other Government agencies. Much experience is worthless when she obviously never learned a thing from any of it. She is nothing more than a career politician and we know that sort of experience is probably the one biggest reason America is on the wrong path as the vast majority of Americans admit.

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Perspycacious 4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dont Taze Me Bro - Certainly a thorough condemnation of the Democrats' nominee. Hopefully in one of the debates the moderator will ask whether or not Mrs. C. believes all Americans should stand equal before the law.

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Dont Taze Me Bro 4 months ago from Tazeland Islands

If they asked her that question she'd say yes and then go on and on how the the Republicans have never treated her equally before the law spending enormous time and money questioning her and investigating her actions for nothing but witch hunts as she has never been found guilty of anything (except sloppiness?) No matter what she is asked spin is all you will get and there is no moderator who will ever challenge her spin, not even Fox News moderators, just watch for it, you'll see.

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LeslieAlex 4 months ago from Lafayette, LA

Nationalism. America First.

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BlossomSB 4 months ago from Victoria, Australia

What a choice! Thank you for setting it out so clearly for us as onlookers who live in other countries.

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Perspycacious 4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

LeslieAlex - We can wish it might be so.

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Perspycacious 4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BlossomSB - Now. after a short four weeks, one more debate, and a last barrage of advertisements, we will know what the next four (or is it eight?) years may sound like from The White house.

First Man Clinton? (That should please him no end!)

teaches12345 4 months ago

In spite of the candidates, I do hope people make informed votes and we see a turn around in our nation's political systems.

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Perspycacious 4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

teaches12345 - It would be hard to imagine a more tumultuous election in the future! The lines were clearly drawn.

Trump won, but the other Trump cost the viable Trump the election!

Some day in the future a political historian, or an investigative reporter, will dig beneath the bombast and we may better understand what actually happened right before our eyes and ears.

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