I'm writing you today because I don't know who I'm going to vote for. This election seems so crazy. I know I won't be able to live with myself if there is a huge crisis following the election or during the term of either the major party candidates. This seems like another case of damned if you do and damned if you don't. Clinton has experience Trump has hutzpah. Clinton will maintain the status quo and Trump will evidently stir things up. They both seem like slimy humans and I have a hard time believing a word out of either of their mouths.
Sure, I can go and vote for a third party candidate. Most people would say that's copping out and not picking a side. They say, "You got to stand for something!" Well as far as I'm concerned I stand for health, liberty, the pursuit of personal goals, and family. What else is there?
It's assumed and understood Hillary will only continue the policies of the Obama administration. Policies which intend to redistribute wealth, offer more social services and increase the size of government. Many of these programs sound expensive and risk creating a flaccid society of those expecting handouts. It doesn't seem fair or right for the government to target the wealthy to pay for services for the poor. I always thought the rich gave back freely to get a tax deductions! Maybe that's naïveté. I don't know what I would do with massive income. I'd like to think that I would share but chances are I would only look to improve my position further.
Oops, wait I there it is. I think I answered my own question. There are two types of Trump supporters: Those who are either pissed off at Barak Obama and those looking to protect their own big money interests. I'd like to think I'm big money or will someday have big money but currently that's far from the truth. So for me right now, a vote for Trump is far from conservative. In fact it's quite radical and even potentially anarchist.
I want to vote conservatively. Change is great but radical change is dangerous. This election is not about making America great. This election is about America's place in a modern world where we have to negotiate highly interrelated complex issues. In those situations I'll take experience every time. Brexit shows us what happens to people's judgement who are scared and confused. They vote to back out, to leave, to go back to the way it was. Well guess what? A vote no matter how powerful won't reverse the gears of time. We are becoming a global society. We can't go backward.
Besides, things have gone well for me during the Obama years. Even though currently he may be as controversial and deflated as a Tom Brady football, I'm not complaining. My own hard work, drive and commitment have paid off in recent years. Obama's policies did nothing to stop me. So today the last thing I want is upheaval, war, revolution, anger, hate, misogyny, or racism in the white house. I'll take my chances with a devil I know rather than the devil I don't. Trump, I really wanted to like you man, but you're a loose cannon buddy.