Reflecting here… what have we learned during this presidential campaign for POTUS term 2017-20??!…I must admit that my golden confusion has stayed with me through this whole process…Let me share…I consistently opined that my golden outlook kept me square in the middle…no right…no left…in the center, mid, midway…try to do that sometime…it’s quite the challenge. I endeavored to uplift all elephants and donkeys…I focused on the facts…sometimes with drool comments…excuse me… droll comments. There was never a leak coming from me…until today, however…I could not help this…My thoughts took me to the day after the election…November 9th…the day after…and I leaked. I realized that I must prepare myself…either way…I must lay golden ground work thoughts for the next administration…donkey or elephant. Hopefully, many folks will also formulate their feelings and thoughts and go for the gold…rise above and help our country move forward…for the good…for the nation…for the same boat.
Who? Who is this person? Mr. Mc is a “well-funded independent candidate …that is going to at least try to get on 20-30 state presidential ballots,” according to The Washington Post, 8/9/16. “They say,” whoever “They are” Mr. Mc just might qualify for the coming presidential debates…big R money backing Mc.
Well, my golden self says bring it on Mr. Mc. Why not be a spoiler for Mr. T, why not give the fed-up R folks a candidate…even though Mc will sprint in the race as an Independent. The D lady probably welcomes Mr. Mc… cause every vote for Mc is a vote bye-bye for Mr. T. Remember Mr. J for the Libertarian Party? The Green Party???…Do you recall my write-in…the Christmas Par-ty???Let’s look at this process.
There are three ways a person can become president of the USA…1) person gets nominated to represent a political party at a national nominating convention 2) a person runs as an independent, get tons & tons, heaps of signatures to get on the ballot and 3) be a write-in person..lots and loads and reams of paper work with 34 states accepting this process. So…”let the games begin,”…”Katie don’t bar the door” and “Get on the bus, Gus”…”Be the ball”…Can’t wait to see the ballot on November 8th…might remind you of the confusion you’ve faced when ordering ice cream… so many flavors…and of course, you wanted three scoops, each one being different, in a cup and not a cone…and at that point you just go for chocolate or vanilla…in a cone…#done
The DNC rolls on in the Home of the Liberty Bell, home of the nations first daily newspaper and the city that serves up Philly Icon foods like hand-made donuts served with fried chicken; Franklin Fountain Root Beer Floats on Market Street and a Hoagie on every corner… and will shortly reach its convention finale.
So, I declared. I got off my dog belly, sat up…with no barking, no yelping, no jumping and said with a most polite tone that I am not tied to any particular political party…and my golden retriever self…is a “Dependent.” Why share this?
When I heard the well-known New Yorker, Mr. B. (with an impressive political and business resume) declare that he was an Independent…I got my paws moving. I read that he was on the R team, then the D team, then he supported the Lady for her race to the White House and just recently in his speech to the Democratic Convention he declared he is an Independent..confusing but honestly if that works for him…then I say fine.
I’m a “Dependent” and always have been due to my circumstances. As a dog, and a healthy dog at that, I know that I require support. I rely on my people, the kindness of others, the decisions of others. If I could not rely on my owners, I would be in such trouble. I would be leash-less and break all of the social rules, designed by humans for dogs. I would go hungry and loose my golden disposition…who could blame me?? I would not have a vet…no immunization…no heart worm protection..no personal trainer to educate me and help me become a working therapy dog. I would not have a home and I probably would become afraid of the night and lose my curiosity due to fear. So…I have no power, no sway, no political acumen…no vote to cast.
I gotta go because it’s about time for my kibble to hit my dog dish. In closing, hoping you realize the importance of knowing what you need and what you support…who you are and what you represent…you’ll benefit from getting clear on this before you vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.