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  • The Republican nominee for President will not go to any outlander - like Ben Carson or Donald Trump. Marco Rubio is a strong possibility and John Kasich is V.P. material at least. Carly Fiorina, who rivals Trump in self adoration, will go nowhere. Neither will Jeb Bush who either acts lethargic or trying not to act lethargic.
  • The main reason no outlander will be successful is that the big money boys - Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and others will not shovel the dough to Ben Carson and certainly not to Trump, who claims he doesn't need it, but does.
  • Hillary Clinton will walk away with the Democratic nomination. Her V.P. choice will be a man, probably not Bernie Sanders.
  • The election will be won by Hillary. Her views are more in line with those of the majority of our people. The so-called Clinton scandals will fade once she begins to campaign in earnest.

If Hillary gets two terms, that will be sixteen years of Obama-Clinton. Time for a Republican. One of the great strengths of our democracy Is that we have two major parties. We don't usually have splinter groups. We don't have to accommodate the far right or far left to cobble a government. Thus, we need change. If one party were to significantly dominate, we would have a one party government. Ugh! Zealous partisans ignore this. Karl Rove used to speak of a "permanent Republican majority." Not very patriotic, Karl.
Department of wishful thinking: the electoral system the senate and the supreme court should go. We are no longer thirteen colonies catering to this one and that one in order to form a perfect union. It is time to either revamp our constitution or bury it.
No vote should count more than any other. Yet the voter in Montana, which has roughly one million population and two senators, has a bigger say than I do, voting in New York, which has twenty million population and two senators.
These inequities pale before the arrogance of a supreme court, where nine people - often only one - decide for the nation crucial issues like abortion, political financing, gay marriage, the death penalty etc. I am amazed that not one supreme court justice has advocated the abolishment of his/her job.
One person, one vote, no vote more important than any other.That is so obvious, so simple, so right. Will it ever come about?
I think not.

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