This cycle party unity appears not around the candidate, but around opposition to the other teams candidate. It seems like nobody loves their candidate, some are even disgusted by their candidate, but everybody knows their candidate is better than the other sides candidate. Somebody is going to win this election, so my question is how will the nation function when whoever wins will be so utterly reviled by the opposition, and not terribly adored by their own side? After eight years of the “my way or the highway” administration running an almost entirely negative election does not strike this commentator as a bright idea.
The United States is at its best when it is animated by a positive and optimistic outlook. Even when confronted by a crisis, this nation has overcome by knowing it can make something better from that crisis. That said, in light of this election cycle, I again ask, how are we going to be the nation we have been historically? There is no vision in this election, there is only opposition. Is it really true that all we have as a nation is complaint and dissatisfaction?
It may be true that such is all we have in our electoral politics, but it is my sincere hope and prayer that we have more as a nation – we just need to look for it in different places. Continue Reading