The American voter is angry and disappointed in the last eight years of Washington’s inability to move the legislative agenda forward. The disconnect between Republicans and Democrats is reflective of the nation’s disillusionment in this year’s nominees. People seem to be voting for someone whose character demonstrates less than what the usual ideal candidate has to offer. In an age where reality television is king, we’re hoping voters don’t fall victim to the real estate mogul’s aggressive nature over the career politician’s scholarly approach.
This could mean that, as a nation, we are not voting for competence and strength of leadership, which is the norm when judging who should become president. Drama and fireworks are entertaining to watch, but the hallmark of leadership will always be calm and meticulous deliberation. The American presidential race is not just an election. As the years march on, the world has become a smaller place. Those across the pond are now like worried neighbors peeking through their window and wondering what all the noise is about so late at night.
Despite the disappointment and anxiety of the international community, our election is still what the world looks to with hopes for leadership.
The most dangerous thing that could ever happen is to elect someone who is ill prepared and has a terrible temper and no experience on the international scene, other than beauty pageants or building golf courses and resorts.
There are two more debates coming up and we hope that both candidates keep civil tones and stick to their message. As we move through the next 39 days until Election Day, we hope the American people will fully recognize the importance of voting and become more engaged in this critical election year.