Make the right choice

You want to travel by plane;
Two pilots wait by your plane;
Each wants to be your pilot;
One is sick;
And may die in the course of your flight;
But there is an able co-pilot;
Ready and able to step in any moment;
The other pilot is healthy and strong;
Has a bomb in hand;
And has a healthy and strong co-pilot;
The bomb can explode at any time;
Who shall you take to be your pilot?

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Only one candidate running?

In reality only one candidate is running for president in this year’s U.S.Presidential election.

True or false?

That is the way I see it. I believe every right-thinking person sees it the same way.

I know, of course,that wayward people see it differently. They have their candidate. Birds of a feather flock together. Otherwise, I do not see who can consider a candidate as serious who is antagonizing everybody, quarreling with people here and there, criticized by everybody who matters, makes irresponsible, racist, divisive and discriminatory statements every time.

The good people of America must fight to protect their country. Although I see the candidate of the right-thinking people having a landslide victory of 70% to 30% for the candidate of the wayward people, the good people still have to fight. They must take no chances. They have to fight to protect the image of their country.

Danger looms ahead.

Beware who you vote for!

Only an unscrupulous person
Will vote
For an unscrupulous person
To get into office.
Only a wayward person
Will vote
For a wayward person
To get into office;
Only a racist
Will vote
For a racist
To get into power;
Only a dishonest person
Will vote
For a dishonest person
To get into power;
Only a crooked person
Will vote
For a crooked person
To get into power;
Therefore beware of who you
Will vote
For in this election
For it will reflect who you are.

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Hillary and Trump

Can you compare and contrast the front runners in the US presidential election? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump differ enormously.

During elections, voters compare and contrast the candidates. This helps them to decide who to cast their vote for.

The American election is very interesting because the candidates contrast enormously on the issues.

When the two parties shall get their nominees for the November duel, the campaign shall become even more thrilling. The voters will be sure of the two candidates that they must compare and contrast.

It is not clear who the nominee is likely to be for the Republican Party with so many people casting doubts on Donald Trump’s competence to represent the party; but for the Democratic Party, it looks like Hillary Clinton will be the nominee except there is a dramatic off-set along the line.

Whoever finally is nominated, the media will play a decisive role to x-ray the candidates to help the voters compare and contrast them; and make a well informed choice.

Donald Trump apologizes

I was delighted to learn from CNN that the vibrant GOP front runner for the party’s nomination for the November White House bid, Donald Trump had apologized for the wayward pronouncements he has made since the campaign began.

Trump has done well to apologize. I congratulate him. This is a noble act which may save him from much of the embarrassment which was heading towards him. Not only America but the world was already fully engaged on throwing Trump off the cliff.

His apologies will soften many hearts. Yet, no one can say yet that he can already be trusted. We may forgive; and we should forgive him; but it will be naive to rush to trust him. Wisdom demands that we take Mr. Trumps words with caution. Prudence is called for. All he may want is the White House.

Change does not come overnight. We cannot let go thoughts, ideas and especially convictions which we have held for years and articulated so vehemently just because we say we have. We have to take a good while to watch Mr. Trump, listen to future pronouncements, watch his moves and positions on key issues before we decide if he can be trusted.

What does this mean?

That Republicans may forgive Mr. Trump, but should not trust him right away with the nomination; and if they should make the mistake of letting him have it, Americans should not make the mistake of trusting him with the highest office of their land. Mr. Trump needs to be observed for the next four years. He will not be too old to run again. If you put him side by side with Sanders, in four years he will be 73, and one year younger than Sanders is now (74).

I honestly believe that for 2016, the Trump chapter should best be considered closed with the possibility of reopening it in 2020.

American reporting: gender bias?

This question of whether the US media are gender bias has been ruminating in my mind. It’s a serious one.

I have been following the US Presidential election primaries from campaigns, debates, voting and results; and this is the impression I get away with.

I am tempted to conclude that there are some key persons in the the US Press who do not want Hillary to win even though she seems unstoppable; and they have succeeded very subtly to spread their way of seeing things to the rest of the media.

Why do I say this?

Most of the reporting on Hillary is negative. See how long it took to hammer on Benghazi and Emails. This thing was exaggerated.

The front-runner on the Republican side seems to be given more coverage and exposure than Hillary who is also the forerunner on her side. Trump seems to enjoy twice as much publicity as Hillary Clinton. Watch the news or read the papers just for a day.

Look at the way their pictures are presented. Trump and Sanders are presented to look presidential; not Hillary.
See the way Clinton’s victories are announced. Compare to the way those of Sanders and Trump are announced – with pomp; but she only “Ekes out A Win’ in Ohio.” The Sander Michigan victory has been spoken of for more than a week; and read the way it is presented.

A lot of times when Clinton and Trump are reported on at the same time, as in “Big night for Trump and Clinton”, it is usually Trump who is mentioned first. This is a subtle advantage given to Trump.

All that I have seen leaves me with no doubt that there is a subtle desire and attempt by the media to break Hillary. But why? Is it because she is a woman in favor of Trump and Sanders because they are men? Is there gender bias in American reporting?

I wish this issue would be taken up for debate. One of the founding ideals of the American nation is equal opportunity for success for everybody without discrimination. It is true that America has never really succeeded to treat its women equally but if this country wants to continue to be the leader of the world, the lofty ideals on which she was founded must be translated into action.

Everyone ought to be treated equally and fairly even when it comes to reporting on elections.

Any attempt to discriminate or favor some candidates is sickening even when it is subtly done.

I don’t understand Americans any more

I am not sure I understand Americans anymore;
Truly, I am at a loss;
Tell me:
What do Americans stand for?
This election (2016) makes me confused;
Have they departed from the great ideals
That won for them the admiration of the world?
Who represents the American heart and mind?
Is it Hillary, Sanders, Trump or Cruz?
Wonders shall never end!
I can’t believe what I see;
The writing on the wall;
That the ones who give me reason
To go for the best
Are going for what they are going?
I have not understood;
Would someone, please explain things to me!
What is happening in America?
In the GOP?
Where is America taking the world to
Through this election?
Is it the wrong path or the right path?
Tell me if you know!

The race for the White House

Hillary Sanders,
Who will be the pilot
In the Democratic combat plane?
This is what Americans want to know;
And not only Americans,
But the world as well;
Shall it be Hillary?
Or shall it be Sanders?
Democrats, tell us;
Who shall be you General at the battle front?
To face the one who’ll Trump the others
On the Republican side?
And everyone’s wondering
Shall that be a Trump
Or shall that a Ted Cruz?
Trump is trumping on the Republican side;
And if it’s a Trump and not a Cruz Ted,
Shall he still trump
Or shall he be trumped in the final dwell?

U.S Presidential election: who is the strongest candidate?

The race for the White House in the world’s leading democracy is on. Can you answer any of our questions ? See how many you can answer.
1. Who is interested?

2. Who has seen the writing on the wall?

3. What does the writing on the wall say?

4. Will it be a Democrat or a Republican?

5.  Will it be a woman this time around or still a man?

6.  Did Hillary Clinton come out stronger or weaker from the Benghazi House Committee questioning?

7. If the election were to take place today, who would win?

Please, if you are informed, kindly enlighten those who are not.