We are almost into Phase III of the election. All primary candidates gone, and just two candidates slugging it out until November. We know Trump is it. On the Democrat side, it sure looks like Hillary will be the one. (Phase I- candidates announcing themselves, Phase II – candidates withdrawing, Phase III – only 2 left standing, one Democrat and one Republican).
Now, the symmetry. What Republicans are doing now, Democrats will do very soon. Talk of party unity. Tone down the rhetoric. Seek forgiveness for all those people who you called stupid (is Trump paying attention). It was all in the heat of the moment. Plan for the pageant (sorry I meant convention). It will go on for 3 days, but be boiled down to 3 minute spots on national “news” stations.
The stuff about who will be the VP nomination, is part of Phase III. A whole slew of potential running mates will be suggested, including Dave Barry, Christine Lagarde, and Harriet Tubman (I have this from a highly reliable unnamed source, although he didn’t tell me if it’s Trump, Hillary or Bernie’s short list). Can’t wait for this silliness to end.
As quietly as possible, the two candidates will focus in on the 7- 10 states that will be key to winning the election. Florida is probably the biggest prize, as it has the most electoral votes. So, it will be major sucking up times for both the Republican and Democrat candidate to get endorsements. Plus anything that gets them free air time (aka media coverage). And, you can expect a few choice zingers from each candidate on a daily basis.
If you believe both candidates, you have to conclude that we have the two most inept people on the planet to run our government. So by the end of the day, many voters might be wondering, “Why should I vote for either of these two losers?” which of course will be the topic of my upcoming blog.