I watched last night’s presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. It was the first of three scheduled debates but I don’t need to see the others.
For those who hoped to hear something new or specific, we didn’t. Instead, both presidential hopefuls repeated their all too familiar campaign bromides.
We have memorized their talking points. Immigration, unemployment, terrorism, the economy, shootings, trade, and minorities—we’ve heard it all ad nauseam.
Regardless of who you thought won last night’s encounter, let’s scrap the other scheduled debates. There is no reason to watch them. Everything Clinton and trump will say has been uttered countless times. Everything that should be said will remain unspoken.
There will be no new policy initiatives, no surprises that will change my mind, no promise I will believe or proposal that I consider realistic.
The campaign has lasted far too long. It’s time to vote. I’m sending in my absentee ballot and will write in the name of the person I think is most qualified to be president of the United States.
As I have declared before, my vote won’t be for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson or Dr. Jill Stein.
The Election may be 41 days away, but I made my choice weeks ago. Had there been any doubt, it was erased last night. The debate only confirmed what I already believed.
Let’s end this tiresome campaign.