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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trumpsmarts, Light Predicting and the Electoral College

     I have a feeling Trump will make some good decisions. People will want to hate him, like the never trump crowd and those still getting funding from the DNC/Soros etc. It will go so long as he is president. I believe there is throwback to 1980 and Ronald Reagan. Trump is no Reagan, but I believe he will be the next best thing since Reagan. He's not the smartest man politically, not even a politician!, but he can clearly recognize that in people. He will use those smarts learned in business to help surround himself in the know about the political things.

     He's not a stupid man. I believe what he will do is likely to be more positive than negative. I'm coming more to the belief that Bill Clinton, Bush43 and Obama have taken the term 'American Experiment' literally; they've run their experiments on the people, those same people being somewhat willing participants. The American people were saying in this election: We want more solutions to our problems than experiments with them, where those experiments may make our problems worse. I don't believe any president or political leader can get fully away from running experiments. Trump's plan to fix the inner cities is a good example. Urban homesteading, economic influx, school choice, building projects: He is telling them: I want to help lift you up, so you don't have to be down any longer.

     I'm torn on the electoral college. It ensures each state has a say. At the same time, it does take away that popular vote feeling. You may have voted for the popular candidate (Hillary) only to see her lose. However, if it were to happen more than five times in fifty-eight tries, many would say change it. There is never enough momentum to make a switch to popular vote or something such as first past the post, simply because it doesn't happen enough. It doesn't happen enough because the electoral college system is actually working the way it is supposed to if one goes by the numbers. With what system do you replace this method of voting which is not broken? If it's not broke, do you 'fix it' until it's broken?

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