A Time For A Magnificent Candidate

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Can we hope for someone who thinks for us?

Published on: July 31, 2013

The reason for so much frustration among voters about elections is the lack of candidates they feel they can trust to work for us.

There was a time, I remember, when I had about three good people in mind to lead the nation (I am not going to name names to avoid any politics), but today I cannot come up with one, and that frightens me.

Most potential candidates are "party choices" who their support feels will do the best job degrading the opposite party. That's not governing. It is politics of the thickest smoky caucus room machines.

We're at an ugly time regarding those who are leading us. Few of those in office now give a tinker's dam about our future. They're too busy jockeying for power and living the meaningless showy life. When it comes to issues, they follow party lines strictly with disregard for what is the true path.

We're in trouble.

What's great about a democracy is that you can "throw the rascals out" at any time. Yet, with only other rascals to replace them, we've lost the momentum to elect alternatives or initiate recalls.

What's the use, too many feel.

It is so easy to call for a clean sweep of Washington, D.C. and a fresh start under new rules.

Chances of that happening without total revolution – and I am against that – are rare.

So, what's the answer? I believe we must live within our system, because it works. Given that, our only real recourse is to dig out the real leaders that exist within the deepest tissues of presidential and congressional timber. They must be there. They have to be.

But beyond that, I have no advice, since I have not seen these viable candidates raise their heads. I wish with all I can that I could name a few.

I cannot.