There’s no one worth voting for in 13 days.
It’s like 2016 all over again – each candidate sucks.
Like 2016, you can choose between two losers that you know don’t care about you, or two ‘throw-away votes’ that have no chance of winning.
In 2016 it was Trump and Hillary, and this year in Montana we have two races that are the exact same.
First is the Senate race, with Tester and Rosendale.
Both men are rich, both don’t understand your problems. They’ll say they do, but you’re smarter than that.
I wouldn’t vote for either of those two men if you paid me. For the past few months I figured I’d just leave this one blank. Now I’ve come to the decision to simply write Steve Kelly’s name in. At least that way I can live with myself.
On the House side it’s equally bad, with Gianforte and Williams.
Gianforte is rich. Any guy that has a private jet doesn’t understand my problems or my concerns. I’m not sure how a single one of his policy proposals is going to help my life.
Williams will take my guns away. This might be a concern to me, if I was legally allowed to own a gun, which I’m not. Then there’s the likelihood that she’ll vote with Nancy Pelosi. I think this is very likely.
The big problem with Williams is that I can find tons of reasons to vote against Gianforte, but I can’t think of any reasons to vote for Williams.
As of now I plan to 'throw away my vote' and vote for Elinor Swanson, the Libertarian. Democrats tell me this is just like a vote for the Democrat anyway.
God, I hate hearing that.
After that we have initiatives and judges and clerks and PSC members and legislators.
- I don’t know if the initiatives will pass. Tons of rich people are spending money to make sure they don’t.
- Like most years, most of our judges will be running unopposed. When that happens, I always vote to get rid of them.
- My life won’t change one iota no matter who wins the Clerk of the Supreme Court race. That’s why most voters don’t care about this race.
- I won’t be voting PSC as no PSC races are in my district this year.
- I can’t think of any legislators worth voting for in my districts this year. I’ll probably vote for the R on the ballot, as you know the D will win in Missoula no matter what.
In fact, this will probably be the first time since I first voted in 2000 that I don’t vote for a single Democratic candidate.
I just can’t tell what Democrats stand for. I know they hate Trump, but other than that I can’t think of anything they’re passionate about.
And what about after the election?
I don’t see the numbers moving too much in either direction. Let’s say Dems get the Senate – they still wouldn’t have enough seats to create any significant legislative agenda.
If you thought the last two years were dysfunctional, just wait.
Still, if Trump is able to overcome a Democratic-controlled House or Senate and get past any impeachment attempts, he has a strong chance to get a second term.
Currently Democrats at the national level are throwing spaghetti at the walls, trying to find something that will stick that’ll actually help their presidential chances in 2020.
So far each and everyone of these individuals – whether a Booker or a Warren or a Harris or a Biden – has come up short.
While Trump is drawing 100,000 fans to a venue in Texas that only holds 17,000, Joe Biden and Barack Obama are only able to draw a few hundred while doing the same in Nevada.
Here in Missoula, Trump drew around 6,000 to his rally last week. Democrats managed to turn out around 400 to the rally they held on the same day.
I think we can tell where voter turnout is heading – toward the GOP.
Still, most Americans simply won’t vote. I’d say half the country won’t vote. Most are smart enough to know it doesn’t make a single difference in their day-to-day lives.
Anyone that tells them different clearly doesn’t understand their life or their concerns.
Looking past the 2020 Election, I see things getting even worse than they are now. Corporate control over our country will only increase, with both Parties lending a helping hand in exchange for campaign contributions.
On top of this we’ll have an even bigger spike in global temperatures, which will create more fires and major storms and human diasporas. Liberals on the coasts will be forced to flee inland, to seek refuge with the conservative rural people they hate. That'll create friction.
I don’t see young people having more of a say in their government. Currently the average age of a senator is 64-years-old, with most taking office at the age of 51. The average age of everyone in Congress is 57.
On top of being old and out of touch, these people are rich. The average net worth of a member of Congress is $1 million, or 18 times the wealth of a typical American household.
And these 535 clowns actually pretend to understand our problems. Hell, sometimes they try to frame them. Yes, they have the gaul to actually tell us what our problems are.
No wonder so many people don’t vote. Like I said, they’re smart enough to know that nothing ever changes.