We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If you disassembled the current slate of candidates from both parties into their component parts, then stitched together the best bits from each of them, (good luck looking for the good bits) you might be able to make a zombie Franklin Pierce out of the mess. Maybe. After you re-animate the dodgy potlach politician you've assembled, it could wear any one of their empty suits. Not one of them is qualified to go out and get Eisenhower a pack of smokes. America has always produced great men (and women) like Ike.
I agree, Jack Coupal. We certainly don't keep them as Columbia University Presidents, in the job where Ike presided [and signed my B.A. in 1951] after he won WW II and before he became the Nation's president. I've eliminated any university donations after the present Columbia president offered Ahmadinajad a platform to spew.
Congress damm well better protect our military with enough dollars to keep our future great ones safe, or I'll take my aged body on a march on Washington to demand that they do so.
What man (or woman) of that caliber would think it provident to associate with the gang of jackals and poseurs that pass for politicians (careerists) these days? It never was a supposed to be a career in the U.S. of A., but a chance to contribute to the overall good, similar to military service.