I was meeting with a business associate from Germany and couldn’t resist asking what people on the other side of the pond think about the ugliness building up to our next presidential election. The U.S. has always prided itself on being destined to lead the world, but our increasingly destructive politics sets a bad example.
This seems like a good time for a few thoughts on fools and the many things that a fool will vote for. If you are weighing your options after listening to your favorite candidate and find yourself using any of these eight promises to make your decision, STOP.
Conservatives had a good chance to win the presidency this year. That opportunity is being flushed away as surely as Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump appearance made us look like fools incapable of uniting behind a common vision. After two terms of Barack Obama how can this happen?
The big problem with a giveaway culture is that you can never give away enough to keep people happy. The bar has to be raised again and again. When being elected to our highest political office is the prize it can be raised to extremes.
Herman Cain showed us one of the worst things about presidential campaigns. His electric fence idea was brilliant, even though everyone knew it was only a right-wing fantasy. We waited for the fallout from liberals and non-Americans who couldn’t conceive of not opening our borders and sharing everything we have.
Do you enjoy wasting your money? Everyone has opinions on what that means. Your idea of a good use for your paycheck might seem foolish to me. There is one thing we can probably agree on, though. We detest giving money to Illinois.