Two Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Concerning the Next POTUS

Obama recently stated Trump is unfit to serve and slammed the GOP for it
Normally, I am critical of everything President Obama says and does. However I can say very little to this latest criticism of his opposing party.

There are many articles that say things like “Why Voting for Trump is the Right Decision” or “Hillary Clinton: The American Hope.”

On the other hand, there are some great websites making fun of and mocking BOTH candidates.

There’s this  interesting website that someone so kindly set up. It’s called “reasons to vote for Hillary”. When you click the link, it promptly says “there aren’t any.”
To be fair to the former secretary of state lies, is another humorous site. It redirects to Trump’s Wikipedia page.

But I digress. Pointing out entertaining websites mocking presidential candidates was not my main goal here.

What I DO want to point out is that there are so many who attempt to argue for either candidate’s legitimacy for the President of what used to be the most powerful nation in the world. In my opinion, we have a bit of a false dichotomy.

On one hand, you have a candidate who seems to (in his lifetime) change political views and values more than he’s changed wives.

And on the other hand, you have a candidate who changes her lies and stories more than Taylor Swift changes boyfriends in 1 week.

You can argue all you want for either candidate but ultimately, neither candidate really fit the bill to lead America.

“Yes,” you say, “but that is YOUR opinion.”

You’re right. It’s my opinion…which is backed up by some substantial evidence and situations on both sides.

HOWEVER, regardless of what position you hold or who you think the next U.S. President should be, there are two very important questions we need to ask ourselves before voting this November.

What has either candidate already done in their lifetime to help and serve the American people unselfishly?

When we look for an American leader, we look at their track record. Governor Kasich was all over that. He kept up about how his track record was one of the most successful in the country. While I was not a Kasich fan, his principle is very key to any election process.

We need to elect American leaders into office because they are there for the people.

If you can produce a five bullet point list of LEGITIMATE things current presidential candidates have done in the past 20 years to help the American people in one way or another (whether in the political sector or the private sector), then you have little to no reason NOT to vote for them.

But if they haven’t made any major contributions to making America a better and safer place to live, what makes you think they will do any better in the Oval Office?

The next question is almost more important than the first.

How will the world view our next commander-in-chief?

These are very uncertain times. We are currently at war with unseen forces. Cyber warfare. Global terror. Economic uncertainty.

These are the issues that all eyes are on.  Our movements through these murky, pits of global problems will be watched carefully from all around the world.

Our credibility as a nation depends on dealing with these problems directly and swiftly (particularly terrorism).

Some nation’s views have already been made clear regarding our candidates.

Some say Clinton can’t be trusted and Trump has infuriated enough countries with his charming statements.

The Washington Post asked people around the globe what they thought of the current American election. The results were sadly not surprising.

So what do we have here, America? A few critical upcoming months for sure.

Before you go vote this November, ask yourself this:

“Which candidate will best represent me to the rest of the world?”

“Who will be able to lead us into the next generstion safely and successfully?”

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. – Benjamin Franklin


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