Sunday, October 9, 2016

The new normal

comments: 5

The Crow said...

Cocaine sniffles?

Nah...The Donald would never abuse his brain in such a way.

So, let's say Trump is "persuaded" to drop from the race. Would Pence step in to fill the slot? Would he be any better? What would the Republicans do, should Trump be removed?

I think we are experiencing that old Chinese curse, politically speaking.

Michael Leddy said...

Carrie Fisher thinks it’s cocaine, and she would have reason to know. I wondered about it with the first debate, and I have no reason to know.

I don’t think Trump would ever agree to step aside. From what I’ve read, the secretaries of state in all states would have to agree to change the ballot. I can’t imagine Democrats agreeing to do so.

As Stephen Dedalus almost said, current events are a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. (He said history .) These surely are interesting times.

The Crow said...

Whiskey River sent this today:

"The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
- Douglas Adams

Yep, pretty much says all there is to say about this years race.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, that says a lot about aspirants to the executive branch. What sorts of young adults would be inspired by the year’s race to run for president?

Anonymous said...

The Sanders supporters and I among them were enthused, and apparently many are no longer. One notes that Jill Stein, a legitimate presidential candidate who ran also in 2012, was escorted off the Hofstra campus all the while the uni-party of two candidates debated without either Stein or Johnson. The younger folks I know are quite unmotivated by either of the uni-party candidates.