Has the 2012 Election been “trumped” by those who think it is appropriate to throw their hat into the proverbial GOP candidate ring just because it makes good spin? Those candidates who are guilty of this seem to know full well, that prior attempts at the nomination have manifested NY Times best sellers and speaking engagements. Let us not forget the accusers of these Presidential hopefuls. The adulterous “stew” that consist of those no names”, who crave their fifteen minutes of GOP slamming fame have made a mockery of the election process. These GOP coat tail riders come forward with stories of torrid meetings in glamorous hotels, finger pointing and inappropriate sext’ing banter. What does the future hold for the GOP, Presidential elections, and most importantly, the Presidency of the United States?
Donald Trump, well known author, successful businessman, and former GOP Candidate, in his own narcissistic presumption, believes that business, and not foreign policy knowledge, was the consummate attribute for holding the Office of the President of the United States. This assumption was also held by former GOP Candidate and former Godfather Pizza CEO, Herman Cain. Cain's attempt at a candidacy consequentially became one of the ingredients of the adulterous “stew” that I was referring to earlier. The main ingredient of his adulterous “stew” was ignorance. If one is going to pursue the candidacy for the office of the President of the United States, a reflection on one's life and transparency of any and all possible gaffes that may surface in the vetting process.
The American public is smart enough to realize what is happening on the campaign front. As a population, we have gotten spoiled with four dollar cups of coffee, information at our finger tips, cars that tell us where to turn, and hours of reality TV that allows us to peer into the lives of the rich and famous. One thing is definite. Americans still believe in our election process, as well as the morals and values that have made our country the greatest place to live in the world. Whether or not we agree with who holds the Presidency, we all must agree, the candidate that does get elected to sit in the Oval Office is respected, revered by his peers and his constituents regardless of political party. We may not agree with policy, but we all must protect and defend our elected leader. It is my hope that candidates of the future will consider these attributes before throwing their hat in that esteemed ring, and that those who vote for such office will consider them as well.