Ridiculousness in politics

When it looked like all hope was lost for the Republican party, Trump actually started to stumble. With the loss of Rubio’s home state of Florida, as well as many other states going to Trump, people (including myself) started to worry that Trump might actually become the nominee for the Republican party. However, Trump had some pretty serious blunders that made people realize that it is time to put an end to a candidate who gives the Republican party a bad name. Despite publicly saying that he doesn’t support violence at his rallies, I haven’t seen any evidence proving that claim. Many Republican voters, again including myself, have been absolutely appalled at the violence and hatred inspired by Trump at his rallies. Do we really want a president who creates an environment of hatred in our country?

Trump has also done a good job at bringing  a new level of ridiculousness to politics. Before source checking, Trump retaliated against Cruz for supposedly attacking his wife. Looking into it further, the picture of Melania was created by a PAC unrelated to Cruz. Still, Trump attacked Heidi Cruz, and to this day continues to believe that “Cruz started it” so therefore it is okay for him to attack Cruz. Anderson Cooper nailed it in an interview with Trump, claiming his argument for getting Cruz’s wife was the argument of a fifth grader. I agree. We can’t have a president who thinks his justification for a decision is “they started it.” I’ve found less and less morally acceptable reasons to support Trump. I don’t know how people can continue to support him. However, the American people are starting to wake up. Ted Cruz has been winning states, proving that support for Donald Trump has been dwindling. With hopes and prayers, this will continue to happen.

Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, we’ve seen quite the shift in support from Clinton to Sanders. Out of the past nine primaries/caucuses, Sanders has won eight of them. However, this might not be enough, and it might be too late. There are some big states that still have to vote, like California, Pennsylvania, and the most pressing one right now: New York. Polls still show Clinton coming out on top in New York, which could be a big win for her, seeing how there are 245 delegates at stake. Since this system is entirely proportional (with some free-standing superdelegates), Sanders can rack up delegates but so will Clinton. As long as Clinton stays in the lead by a little, I don’t see a path to the nomination for Sanders. This has a lot of people frustrated because of the rigged system. The other day, Sanders won Wyoming 56 to 44 percent, but both came out with seven delegates, essentially showing a tie. Not only that, but Clinton took the four superdelegates who pledged their support to her in January, giving her an 11 to seven advantage over a state that Sanders won. Essentially, winning in a state means nothing. People are tired of this system and want to see better and fair politics. More importantly, a lot of people want to see an end to this ridiculous election cycle that has so far turned our political system into a mockery.