The talking heads of the media are beside themselves with the way the primaries are going. Not only is “wild man Trump” the presumptive nominee among Republicans, but avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders continues to give the anointed Mrs. Clinton fits for the Democrat’s nomination.

How can this be?

It seems to me that this is a “rejection election.”

Many voters on both sides of the aisle are fed up with party politics as usual. They are willing to accept most anything that doesn’t smell of the inside-the-Beltway power politics, even to the point of accepting these two fringe candidates.

Here is Trump, who seems to be trying to illustrate to us how absurd we have become in our politically correct world of victims, by being absurd and outrageous to show how far we have strayed from our roots of American rugged individualism and self-sufficiency to dependency and excuse-making for all of us, since we are all victims of the dreaded 1 percent.

Sanders seemed to sense this rejection early on. He believed that this was an opportune time to present his extreme progressive agenda to the American electorate.

At least we can believe what he says, and he believes it too. This is categorically not true of his opponent.

How will all this play out? Who knows. But, as one of my non-political friends said to me, “It sure is entertaining, it’s even got me watching!”

Yeah, I suppose it makes good reality TV, but it’s very serious entertainment.

Our future is at stake.

Greg Theriault

Skowhegan


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