As the second debate commenced I found myself unable to watch more than 20 minutes of it. I like many Americans have come to a crossroads with this election. The first part of the debate appeared as if I was watching a segment from SNL (Saturday Night Live). Questions were extremely personal and answers were even more personal, most attacks towards each other. I found this extremely disturbing because this could quite possibly be one of the most important elections in recent American history.
With the threat of ISIS looming throughout the world and the continuing strain on the Middle East between Syria, Russia, and the US. The country, nearly 20 trillion dollars in debt and The Affordable Care act in the process of failing before our eyes. The potential of up to 3 supreme court justice seats coming open for the next President to fill, potentially shifting the court for decades to come. I think we can all agree that the country and the world could be in a much better place than it is today and the next President could have a major impact on how things could change in the near future.
This election has been everything but ordinary, first a businessman who has no political experience before becoming the nominee for president. His opponent the first ever women nominee of a major political party and a former First Lady. Up to this point it has been a knock down drag out fight between the two, exchanging blows like prize fighters. Controversy as each turn, Hillary’s email scandals along with former president Bill Clinton’s actions while president have surfaced. Recent recordings of Donald Trump have been released with rather lewd comments about women on them continues to enhance the controversy surrounding this election.
Both candidates have made personal attacks towards each other going as far as to say each other are unfit to hold the highest office in the land. Both of the first two debates haven’t had many questions related to issues but more on the topic of personal problems. Moderators have been talking over both candidates while both candidates attempt to talk over one another. I am one of those Americans who is concerned with the state of our nation and for one would like to hear where both candidates stand on major issues. This negative rhetoric coming from both candidates have been nothing but distracting to what the real issues are.
I plead to the people to not lose focus on what the real issues are with this election. The issues are not Bill Clinton’s past affairs for which Hillary defended and he was impeached. They are not words Donald Trump used 11 years ago in a private conversation. The major issues that surround this country are not the personal affairs of our two presidential candidates. I don’t believe we elect Presidents based on Moral reasons though it can be a factor I don’t see it as a major one.
Throughout history we have had Presidents on both ends of the spectrum. We have had presidents that I would consider morally impure but who were successful as president. We have also had Presidents who I would consider Morally sound but have been unsuccessful as president. Though I believe fighting for moral rights is what a president should do that doesn’t mean they will be morally sound themselves. We should elect presidents for policies and their path for America. Again I state keep focused on the Real issues that face this great nation not the negative personal rhetoric coming from BOTH campaigns.