I realize this looks like another Yankee post, however, I want to assure you that this is a subject that will effect every citizen. I’m sure you realize the importance of voting in general and in particular the election of a President. This year it seems the election for the POTUS has a special meaning. Indeed we have much at stake, the world is under pressure from ISIS, financial instability, spread of poverty, disease and much more. Of course I have not mentioned the SCOUS where as many as four Judges could be named, this alone is worth the price of admission. Many social programs such as Planned Parenthood, Obama care, Roe VS Wade, privatizing SS and Medicare are on the Republican agenda.
We now have the Nominees for the two major party’s, Donald Trump Republican and Hillary Clinton Democrat. It is safe to say that one will be the next President. Now the real work begins.
The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton has vast experience and 25 years of service. She has been both vilified and praised on her long record. Donald Trump has no experience in public office and has relied on his business experience. Hillary has a well funded well organization prepared to go until November. Donald on the other hand has alienated the Conservative Base and runs a low budget campaign. So what is the difference, who is better. That’s where my title comes in, Born On Third.
Being “Born On Third” fits Donald Trump. When you are born on third you have passed the hard and uncomfortable work to get there. You are born poised for victory, the clean-up hitter is up and there are no outs, makes success look easy. Born on Third is also inherited as we saw during the Republican Convention. The Trump children looked every bit like their father. Trump has used his birth gift to build an empire (or so he says). Nothing he has done has helped those less fortunate or improve the world in any way. In contrast the Kennedy family, also Born On Third, put public service and giving back as a priority because their father stressed its importance.
Hillary on the other hand has years of service helping young girls and woman on health and career issues.
In closing, before you vote, listen to the candidates Hillary is positive with a plan for the future Donald Trump has made derogatory comments about woman, Megyn Kelly, Mexicans, Muslims. He has said he will build a wall and the Mexican gov. will pay for it. He is prepared to send 11 million back. I think the one thing that he did that most bothered me was seeing him mock Serge Kovaleski who is disabled. Remember that our children are listening and watching him.
Please do the research and by all means vote.