How’s it going in the run for president? Obviously not good for the people.

For the Republicans, the field still doesn’t have a viable candidate. Just look at first and second place: First place is a modern-day P.T. Barnum. Enough said right there.

In second place is another village idiot from Texas — I wish Texas could keep these people home! No it is not Jeb, it is Ted Cruz. Remember he’s the senator who, with two months seniority in the Senate, managed to shut down the government because he didn’t get to vote on Obamacare, a law that was passed two years before he arrived.

With him at the wheel, the Constitution will be in serious trouble. I just checked the signature page of the Constitution, and he wasn’t one of the signers of that great document.

And on the Democratic side we have two candidates running.

I think eight years of Billary was more than enough. How about you?

And then there’s Bernie. He has proven he cares about the veterans and the military, the middle class, a progressive system of income taxes.

So, after all is said and done, even though 17 people declared as candidates for the presidency, we’re still going have to choose either between the lesser of two evils or between dumb and dumber.

Pray or hope for this democracy. It needs it.

Frederick Drew

West Gardiner