There are twenty one people now running, that includes President Trump plus those Democrats and Republicans who are still in the race. Wow! That is a lot of people and too many to easily pick one candidate that will make it through all the debates and be nominated at their party national convention.
To me one of the most import issues is our economy. Per Politico.com, “The U.S. economy is experiencing its longest expansion ever — 10 years since the last recession ended in mid-2009 — with steady growth in GDP, jobs and wages. Democratic candidates say the gains are not being shared widely enough.
Many are pushing to shift resources toward lower-income Americans, strengthen unions, diminish the power of big banks and create more affordable housing. They’re also hammering Trump and the GOP for increasing the deficit and debt.” What many of the Democrats are saying borders on and is Socialism. And yet few voters really understand what that is.
From Merriam-Webster, “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.” And also, “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”
Now that you have a definition of Socialism, is this what many of the candidates really advocating? Both Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang definitely espouse socialist ideas. Others are just more progressive, don’t get me started on that!
I think there are too many people who have jumped into the campaign bandwagon, at least on the Democratic side. The zoo mentality seems to pervade this presidential race. That is, which one of these supposedly smart human beings is acting like a monkey to attract the voting public’s attention? What I mean about acting like a monkey is that they are almost literally jumping up and down to get attention.
Many are also doing this with their crazy economic ideas.
To me this campaign season has become very crazy and it is just not worth paying attention to this race until the field is whittled down to a more reasonable number.
That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike