By Sherry Pasquarello, Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Those of you that are long time readers here at worldwidehippies.com know that I am a hardcore political freak. I’m the one here that watches the political debates and interviews and writes about them and frankly, the BS that can go along with them- just so you sweet hippies don’t have to have your blood pressure raised or develop a heretofore unknown violent streak.
No, you are right to have noticed that I haven’t had much to say about the campaigns so far. This is because even, a seasoned veteran like, me could not stand the length of this campaign or the astounding amount of feces being flung. So I opted to wait until we were getting down to the nitty gritty.
Our primary here in Pennsylvania is almost here. Trump just opened up his campaign office here in the Burgh. All of the local news stations covered it and he wasn’t even here. Ratings, his campaign has, been nothing, but a ratings bonanza and an opportunity for big media moguls. Now, whether you believe his running has been a farce or a con job by the Democrats or like I do, a self-serving ego stroking by the Donald that has surprised even him; the fact is the Republican Party is desperate to find a way to deny him the nomination. They hate Cruz as well and with good reason. They know him. They’ve seen his Messiah complex up close every day that he’s been in there. There’s no reasoning with a man who has been raised since childhood by an evangelical pastor father to usher in the “end times”. Honestly, no one, Democrat or Republican wants to see him in a position to start WWIII in order to force his Savior into a time table.
So, there have been whispers and then shouts about a brokered convention to deny Trump the nomination. If he doesn’t get the number of delegates at the start (and it looks now like he won’t quite) then all bets are off and the Republicans can choose anyone, even someone that hasn’t been running.
Me? I can’t stand any of the Republican candidates in this election BUT if I were a Republican and my party ignored the candidate that was chosen ESPECIALLY after this overly, nauseously long campaign season that fractured families and friendships I would be LIVID! Even more so than the Democrats were after the SCOTUS ruling that took the Presidency away from Gore. While I’m not to the point of a friend of mine that insists this is all and has been for years nothing but Kabuki theatre; I am starting to believe that there are some of the ruling elite that are so sure of their positions of power that they don’t even bother with hiding the truth. Oh and if you believe that the ruling elite are only American and that this election is only being run by Americans I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell. Politics and power and the money to control both are global no matter what divisions we see on our television screen during the national news every evening or on cable 24/7. So waving an American flag while ignoring current affairs or only listening to the news that suits your views and makes you comfortable with them means nothing. I’ll be watching and reading and discussing. Will you?