Monday, May 9, 2016

Another Monday's Observations


     Hope all the moms out there had a great Mother's Day.  And for the dads, hope you made it out ... sane.  Father's Day, will be here before you know it.
     
     I'm working on a couple of posts, but for now just want to point out a couple of things that I find interesting, and you can take them for what you will.

     Both have to do with politics.

     Trump has become the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.  Now, for the press and many this came about after last Tuesday's primary in Indiana.  For anyone else this came about, well, some time ago.  Sure you had the "Stop Trump" effort, but then you still had those crazy people- called voters, who made their choice.  And their choice was Trump.  Now here's the thing; these are Republican voters voting for one candidate, who, is not exactly GOP values per usual.  
     To me if the majority of a club, voted against point after point of what that club represents, it may be time to make a few changes.

     Let's look at the other side.  The Democrats. 
     Last Tuesday's Indiana primary smiled on Sanders.  He bested Clinton by 5 delegates.  His campaign is pressing on till the end despite being down by 290 pledged delegates, and more than 3 million votes.  Completely within his right.  There are 12 primary elections left: 9 states, plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, with a total of 926 pledged delegates up for grabs.  The magic number of delegates needed is 2382.  As each candidate stands now, in order to reach that number without the help of Super Delegates, Clinton would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates; even if Sanders was to win 100% of the remaining delegates, he would still be 41 delegates short of 2382.  I'm not going to make predictions, but just want to point out a couple of thoughts. 

     I hear from this news person and that, about folks not liking Hillary.  Well, obviously, somebody does.  She didn't get nearly 2+ million more votes than Trump and more than 3 million more votes than Sanders, not being liked
     What's more, not that they're alike, but Sanders is, like Trump, in that he's not his party's model representative.  

     Trump, not your everyday Republican, is essentially winning.

     Sanders, not your everyday Democrat, is not winning.  

     Ergo, while not everything is perfect in the Democratic party,  57% of the voters have chosen the party's model representative.  

     Now you can look at that from two perspectives; because 57% really like who they voted for.  Or you can look at it as 57%, who really don't like the other one.  Either way, it's the same result. 

     I know which one gets more headlines and air time; but I just had to point out, the obvious. 

     Enjoy your week.