I saw Bernie Sanders on Meet The Press yesterday and as always agreed w what he had to say. But I am still very sure that he has not what it takes to make a good foreign policy president. Especially not NOW. But I bet he could be coached along just as the others were just fine. I would LOVE to live in a country where someone as truthful and honorable as Bernie Sanders could be president. But the truth is that I just do not believe that the majority of the American people are smart enough to make that happen. Not yet anyway. Because of this fact — the powers that be in the United States, those who select both parties’ candidates AND the president can clearly see this and therefore will not select Sanders. Remember, though the president is not elected by the people as is assumed, they DO have a say in who is selected; the big money interests who are actually in control of the process are constantly feeling into and feeding off of the over all sentiment of the people in order to make the system appear to be as democratic as possible, precisely so that this myth stays perpetuated for as long as possible.
For better or worse, in their attempt to achieve their desired “New World Order”, the elected leaders of the United States of America gave up the traditional democratic election process. For control, access, dollars and everything else that together creates the illusion that the United States is the “leader of the free world”. The only problem? The rest of the world isn’t becoming as ordered as quickly as they were promised.
So who WILL run in 2016? Ultimately they will undoubtedly select either Hilary Clinton or Jeb Bush for president in 2016. This is a fact I was told almost a year ago by the way; I just haven’t had a chance to write about it yet. The election of a “third Bush” will seem nearly as ground breaking and monumental in the eyes of most Americans as the election of the first female president and hence will help even out the playing field in regards to the trend setting and excitement factor of the race. Admittedly there is some irony there.
But the real irony is in the fact that Bush and Clinton will seem almost interchangeable in their ideological stances, campaign promises and in how they govern as US presidents, both will swing to the center of their respective stated parties in order to appeal to as wide a segment of the American populace as possible to get elected — as opposed to just becoming beloved or respected. There is a difference. Ron Paul for instance remains respected and beloved, but is unelectable –precisely for the reasons he is so beloved. Hilary on the other hand already carries herself in a fashion that illustrates how well she knows this; her role is not to stand for any ideologies or issues personally, but rather only to mirror those that appear to poll the best with the majority of the people in the country. This is what makes her such a masterful politician. She is able to stand for everything and nothing simultaneously — from day to day anything that she is told to do or say IS her current platform. Being an expert societal manipulator she will appear to play both the immigration and social welfare programs supporter AND the foreign policy hawk simultaneously.
Bush will step into the race late in the game, once it becomes apparent that a returned Romney, a watered down Rand Paul and a spruced up and quieted Chris Christy will not be able to win the general election. Once he reluctantly enters the race Bush will at first seem The Lord and savior of the American democratic system to many on the right; after that fanfare dies down he will then attempt to carry with him both the moderate old school republicans of yore, along with the new more radical tea party libertarians AND at the same time try to capture the hearts and minds of the centrist majority of the country — making most of his main stances almost indistinguishable from those of Clinton’s. He will lean more towards the middle regarding social issues than many in his party expect — immigration, women’s issues, same sex marriage — again just like Clinton, just to get the votes, having learned a profitable lesson from the failed Romney campaign of 2012.
In this respect Jeb Bush would not make a “horrible” president. Memories of his younger brother’s presidency will play a major role and loom large in his mind and in the decisions made by his team. But this doesn’t mean that it’s a shoe in for Bush the elder. I have NOT been told that a winner has been chosen yet. Only who the candidates will be. (Remember, it wasn’t until September 2012 that we found out who the president would be. I announced it the same day. One assumes that 2016 will be no different.)
But in regards to this post, I wholeheartedly agree that Bernie Sanders and/or Ron Paul are the two best candidates we have in America for president. But unfortunately for us neither will allow themselves to become as indebted and beholden to the big money interests that control the democratic system of the United States at this time. Because of that noble and yet unfortunate fact neither man will receive the nomination from any party and therefore has no chance of becoming president in the near future.