So far, the political campaign we have been forced to watch this year has proved messy, ugly, filled with personal attacks, and lacking even the latest ounce of decency when it comes to addressing the real issues this country is struggling with. People are poorer and poorer, while politicians seem to get richer and richer. I am honestly flabbergasted with how so much lack of decency the people competing for the most important position in the US are constantly exhibiting.
I am not here to tell you who to vote for. I personally feel disappointed – which is really a weak work to describe what I am feeling – with both candidates. On one hand, we have a right wing brutal capitalist whose only outstanding trait seems to be his capability to make money for himself. On the other hand, we have a candidate who likes to make the electorate believe that some social measures will be taken to right a few wrongs. My problem is exactly this: only a few wrongs.
Besides what the candidates they say they will do, be it building a wall or free college, what made me feel really appalled was how the campaign was handled. There were so many personal attacks, from both sides, that I cannot believe that people who have a good and solid educational background can get as low as this. There have been strong, serious accusations, investigations, right down slandering, and whatnot. This kind of attitude makes me think that no one should win the next elections. I know that someone will come out as the winner, but I doubt the person chosen to be the next POTUS will represent all the Americans and have their best interest in mind.
In a country that is supposed to be one of the richest in the world, we have people going hungry, people without a roof over their hands, and horrible health care. There are so many issues to address, from rampart poverty to the wedge driven between different ethnic groups in the US, that I am sure the next president should be a very capable person. My problem is that I don’t think either of the candidates is capable of setting all these troubles straight.
So, I am not telling you to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Do what your heart tells you to do. I know for sure that I will have a difficult choice to make, but I will still vote, since it is my right to so. On the other hand, I have a feeling that 2016 will go down in history as the year when the political battle went as low as possible, in terms of slander, slurs and other personal attacks.