most of the things that they discuss with such fervor are precisely the things that can’t really do anything about as president.

Cool. I have trouble watching them because it’s primarily a “how do you handle pressure?” thing. Poised and ready? Flummoxed and baffled? Did your homework or scrambling? Yet most of the things that they discuss with such fervor are precisely the things that can’t really do anything about as president.

 

I’m chronically independent. I look for the 3rd party if there is one. When I was 8, I rooted for this guy they called “dark horse” – I didn’t know what they meant. It was “John Anderson” I think. I like that he was the underdog. Then H. Ross Perot. Voted for him. Pissed a lot of ppl off on both teams. So, I’m hoping for a 3rd choice.

 

Yeah – he says everything right. But then again, this is Internet. Internet also wanted Ron Paul a few times; but I guess the same people who wanted Ron Paul either didn’t vote, or the presence of support online was far smaller than the actual real world support. Confirmation bias is impossible to avoid.

I know their powers as President are extremely limited; our marvelous checks and balances system works REALLY really well for that. So to me, it doesn’t matter much who the figurehead is. I mean, it does a little, but not a whole lot.

 

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