It’s easy to see why they call it super. The gains amassed by the frontrunners today in the dozen or so states holding primary elections have been, historically, insurmountable. If, as expected, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton show well on this particular Tuesday, they will be their party nominees. One of them will be the next President of the United States of America.
Insert long pause here.
Donald Trump is a celebrity billionaire whose wild caricature has become his identity. Hillary Clinton is a political insider. Her influence and scandal have been felt through six consecutive administrations. Oh, America, we have a problem.
Honestly, I’m as likely to vote for Trump as I am for Clinton. Even though I certainly have more in common with the Democrats than I do with the Republicans, I don’t see much difference. These two ego-driven chameleons seem to have more in common with each other than they do with their supporters. They are driven by the blowing of the wind. They lack a core. Like Narcissus, they are in love with their own reflection.
But I guess that’s the state of modern American politics these days. Who am I to judge?
I wonder if it really matters. The office of the president seems to be nothing more than that a money puppet. Policies enacted in the government seem to favor big money and multinationals no matter who wins the election. Something like that has to make us wonder if the truth is some sinister conspiracy or just a reflection of capitalism gone wild.
It’s worth a moment to ponder, at the very least.
Whatever your particular ideology, I hope if you’re in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, or Virginia, you get out and vote. I hope with equal measure, and even greater passion, that you take the time to understand the implications of your vote not only on your own lives and the lives of all Americans, but on the lives and fortunes of every human being, everywhere. Consider the planet, too.
It isn’t important that we all believe the same thing. It is important, however, that we strive for what is best for all of us. We see how they’ve drawn the battle lines. Between right and left. Black and white. “Us” and “Them.” But the battle lines between big money and politics have blurred. Greed and corruption have taken away the power from we, the people. In a world of super-speed information with the knowledge of all mankind electronically at our fingertips this is the era we can take it back. Choose wisely.
Have a super Tuesday, folks.