Say what you will, but Super Tuesday was the best demonstration of Democracy at work I have seen in a long time. And —- the “political establishment” is throwing a temper tantrum worthy of a two year old. Fearful of losing their long held power over the selection of our political leaders, they are in a panic that the American people might have something to say about who becomes the next President.
I read the New York Times every morning to find out what is going on in the world, but this last couple of months it has become more like a Supermarket Rag. The bias expressed in the editorial section has given me pause in the past, but that is to be expected. They write what they believe just as I do with this blog. Unfortunately that bias has become something close to slander and it’s all over the front page of the Times.
Party leaders of the Democratic Party are breathing a sigh of relief today that they may not have to rely on their “Super Delegates” to overrule the people’s choice of a nominee. The Republican Party leaders (whoever they may be) have a real threat on their hands. The Party has moved way to the right in their quest for power but ironically the guy winning the nomination is more of a “centrist” than any other candidate of either party.
Voters seemed to have figured that out and realize that Washington will never change if the current ideological war between the parties continues. When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy I could not take him seriously. His comments about Mexicans and John McCain were very offensive to me as they were to virtually everyone. But as I look at his positions on different issues he’s definitely close to the middle. Holding a press conference last night instead of a “demagoguery pep rally” was very clever. I listened closely and I must admit, I was impressed.