Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How Are We Picking Them, Anyway?

Since the development of the primaries, the expansion of television, and now the internet, how are we picking Presidents? On both sides, the major parties seem to be selecting candidates on very thin credentials. Since 2000, we have been presented with:

1. the Goreacle Vs. Dubya
2. the Winter Soldier Vs. Dubya,
3. the Chicago Community Organizer Vs. Maverick
4. the Chicago Community Organizer Vs. the Massachusetts Republicrat
5. Monica's boyfriend's wife Vs. The Donald

How were we ever supposed to make a rational decision about who is going to be the Leader Of The Free World with choices like those?


Phil said...

I say we resurrect the old Alice Cooper for President campaign!
You can still buy the bumper stickers and everything.
Have him run Ted Nugent for VP and then sit back and watch the heads explode.

Gorges Smythe said...

Trump wasn't my first choice, but he's made a believer of me.

SiGraybeard said...

I'm with you except for #2: Winter Soldier Vs. Dubya,

The Winter Soldier in the Marvel movies was a competent and efficient killer, and that doesn't go with horse face.

ASM826 said...

Winter Soldier was a 1971 anti-war campaign by veterans. John Kerry was one of the participants and he addressed Congress in a now famous (infamous?) hearing.