Could this be a winning ticket?
The closer we come to election primaries the more in doubt will the candidates be. I watched some of the Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s excoriation by most of his party members as they attempted to eliminate him from a possible run against the current President who has committed to running in 2024. It was past strange, that a member of the Kennedy Clan would be subject to such negativity. How quickly one is forgotten. There appears to be a significant undercurrent in his party that indicates the President is no longer the golden guy he once was. Still there is the attempt to keep him in office since the fear of the alternative is real. Last week a friend and I discussed the attributes of the Vice-President; to a black man I posed the question, what does the Black Community think of the Vice-President? He unabashedly replied, “she’s hot and I’d like to date her, but she’s an idiot.” Nothing else to be said!
Let’s look at the other side’s offering. As of today, there are five declared candidates. Donald Trump leading the pack; second and pretty far behind, is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who has lost some of his appeal. They are followed by two term ex-Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, an intelligent ex-ambassador to the United Nations and a female, who is pushing for a new generation in the White House; she would satisfy those of a feminist movement. Mike Pence, in my opinion is not a realistic factor in the race. His claim to fame is that as his Vice-President, he would not support Trump in his denial of the election results. Then, there is Tim Scott, an erudite fund raiser also from South Carolina who would probably dilute the state’s vote but would garner the vote of those who vote “by the color of their skin and not by the content of their character” plus he lacks the charisma of Barrack Obama.
The two leaders of their respective parties are carrying a lot of baggage; beside their chronological ages. Trump for his “trumped up” charges; yes, the pun was intended. Let’s face it, paying off a bimbo is not a crime; unless campaign funds are used. He was not in politics when the affair occurred. So far, I can find seven Presidents who had mistresses including the hallowed Franklin D. Roosevelt. Bill Clinton reportedly paid Paula Jones $850,000 then was impeached for lying about the affair. Sir Walter Scott once wrote, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
Now more problems are surfacing for the President and his family, there are also talks of impeachment.
Who the heck to vote for? Maybe a dark horse candidate will emerge? Right now, if Trump could swallow some ego and DeSantis who is only forty-four could meet in a dark room to decide, I’ll run for President, with you as vice-president, to pickup a bit more world experience; you would be a shoo-in for eight years after my term. Think that will ever happen?