First I look at Trump. He says he can be presidential if necessary. I'd like to see a bit of that decorum before hand. He isn't a " true conservative" by any stretch of the imagination and to my way of thinking thats a plus. It comes with being a moderate or a centrist or whatever you want to call it.
There are issues near and dear to the Democrats with which I agree; the same goes with the Republicans. A leader, a true leader, should bring those sides together even if it means each loses a bit. It's called negotiating and Trump should be a master of it. What's a mystery however is whether or not he can actually govern. There is too much at stake for another amateur in the job.
Hillary is another story. Let's leave all the pending and past scandles aside. Other than holding the office of Secretary of State what are her accomplishments? Being strident is not an accomplishment.
I ask, too, whether she has the ability to govern. I see no indication she'd be willing to compromise on anything. Just besmirch those who don't agree with her.
One more thing about her worries me. If the reports are true her health needs to be thouroughly vetted, to borrow a political term. The headaches, the falls, the cough and the glasses. She looks her age and she looks tired and this is only the campaign. Does she have the stamina to actually hold the office?
Neither of these candidates bring youth and vitality to the fore though Trump wins on that score by the power of his personality.
Those who did bring that youth and vitality have already moved on. Rubio and Cruz are the same age but Cruz is an unknown element thanks to some serious goof ups already. Rubio looks young and stiff as a board. He is so scripted I wonder who will be writing it for him if he's elected. Some would tell you it would be the Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commercee and all the other monied suspects.
I probably pay more attention to foreign policy than a lot of people because as goes the world so go we. For some reason the cream hasn't risen to the top, it's been filtered out and what we have left is sour. Just look at them.