I hate myself for it.
I still don't understand the task of choosing a President.
Who needs this tension?
A headline running across the bottom of the screen declares " Clinton plots strategy "
Why is that news? What else would she be doing?
And why choose the word "plot" when "plan" means the same without an insinuation of evil?
I've turned the sound off so I don't hear the endless frantic speculation in nasal twing and rapid fire delivery.
Millions are at the polls the text says but huge precincts are shown with a single voter or none at all, even as we are informed, cameras can't be taken into the polls. Maybe they mean some polls.
A difference of 3 hundred delegates exists between Democrats and Republicans.
What's that about ?
Yesterday, as a distraction, I watched a movie about an unmanned runaway train carrying tanks of volatile toxic material travelling through a densely populated area of Pennsylvania. The film was based on real life events and a story of unbelievable courage of a veteran engineer and a young greenhorn conductor. I fought back tears.
I like a good movie. I don't usually watch the Oscars. I did on Sunday. I was sure politics would
work its way in to the performance.
Now the talk on TV is about Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan jumping in at the last minute if Trump wins the Republican nomination.
Mitch MCConnell, leader of the House and Paul Ryan speaker of the house just made vehement statements of disavowal of David Duke ,the Grand Wizard of the KU Klux Klan. Who thought up that
Donald Trump failed the test when asked. He looked into the camera, lied in his teeth and said he didn't know David Duke.
It's said Paul Ryan or another multi-millionaire might jump in at the last minute to stop Trump from
winning the Oval Office.
How can they do that ?
If everything depends on the number of delegates won, how can a last minute candidate get delegates?
Trump has hinted he would run as an Independent if they deny him the nomination.
When Jeb Bush announced he would "suspend" his candidacy, did that mean his name is still on a ballot ? What about the rest of the original seventeen ?
So many questions; I keep listening for all to be revealed. Democrats and Republicans having different rules ,it seems even Americans don't know what's going on.
Trump says he really loves people without education. He is such a colossal cynic.
Some credit him with genius. What genius ? He is no such thing. He's doing what no self-respecting politician would but every single one knows the potential is there. He stoops to the lowest level with calculated and dangerous intent.
Republicans set out to ensure that though an African-American could get elected to the Oval Office,
they would not allow him to govern and in that determination, set loose a fury against government the bellicose billionaire was quick to harness.
The votes are coming in.
I can't watch and write at the same time.
Even when I'm not sure what's really going on.