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Ben Sasse on the Sad State of American Presidential Politics

Another insightful and compelling lament from Ben Sasse.

An Open Letter

Reader Comments (4)

Good Letter, two statements that hit home

1. "They very often prioritize the agendas of lobbyists (for whom many of them will eventually work) over the urgent needs of Main Street America"
2. "Imagine someone ..... who hadn’t spent his/her life in politics either buying politicians or being bought"

Lobbyists are getting an excellent return on their investment from both parties.

Till we address money in politics good luck getting politicians to care about main street.
May 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell
To be honest, I'm not in agreement with what some of Sasse says. I don't trust that farm town more than I do DC. It was in part due to farm towns like those that DT gained strength; they helped create and fuel the traveling circus (Republican campaign and debates).

Notably absent in the letter are the social issues that drive many people, particularly Christians. It's an observation and not a criticism.

As a Californian, I'm tired of certain regions determining who we get to choose in the general election. Because of the choices in the present, I am compelled to vote, along with that evangelical mother, for Clinton in Nov. I have no illusions about what I'm getting, and I can actually trust the woman to be the reasonable one.

We'll see how principled Sasse is in the coming weeks, along with the rest of those who say they won't support DT. Republicans are still lowering the bar in order to justifiy their support for DT as write this; listening to Michael Medved (a few min ago) made me angry as he was saying what DT needed to do in order to get his vote. I remember people complaining about Romney, in particular James Dobson. I remember him stating before Palin that a spoonful of sugar doesn't make the medicine go down. Well a spoonful of sugar did in his case, but I think it was more like sweet tasting anti-freeze.

On the plus side, Kim can update his book on amillenialism. Postmillenialism has also dropped out of the eschatological race.
May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Sorry. I made a mistake. I was thinking about what I wrote and I realized I made a mistake. It was McCain that Dobson was refusing to support. That was when he made the sugar comment that I clearly remember.

Conservatives complain on and on about McCain and Romney, so I got them mixed up.
May 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
I am continually impressed by Sasse. I hope and pray that his political career is long and fruitful!
May 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHB

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