April 29, 2011 | 7:00 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
I posted this question on my Facebook page: If you had to vote for President in 2012, and your choices were either Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, and if you didn’t vote you would die, who would get your vote?
I have a wonderful group of responsible and accomplished friends. They are smart, funny, entertaining and happy. They are impressive and I cherish each of them, so imagine my surprise at how many were willing to die.
It’s a silly question really, but people gave it a lot of thought. There was much talk of going to Canada but that was not an option in my poll question. Even with no confirmation either of them will run, opinions were strong. I think it will say a lot of about America if they both run, and even more if one of them wins. The most powerful country on the earth will have a reality star as its leader. The world is watching, and they are laughing.
We don’t look serious about the political process. The whole birth certificate fiasco was mortifying and making it even worse, is that Donald Trump is taking credit for the certificate being produced. Donald Trump is not a politician. One could argue that neither is Sarah Palin. Many feel she lost all credibility when she quit her job as Governor of Alaska. The truth is, neither one is qualified to be President.
*****Some readers are offended by my saying that these possible candidates are not “qualified” and I can appreciate that. What I should have said was this: The truth is, both are so polarizing, it will be hard for them to be effective. I left in the original wording so the comments have a reference point and make sense. It’s a shame that a silly question on Facebook results in Obama bashing.*****
When people are asked something ridiculous, and answer as if it were a legitimate question, and their choice is to take death over voting, you’ve got to wonder what the fate of our country is if these two are our options. It’s going to be a very interesting time for American politics and I hope we are strong in the end. Time will tell. For now I hope my friends will be given another option so mass suicide can be avoided.
I am not sure who I will vote for, but it will the first time I vote in a presidential election in the United States so I want it to count. I will vote for who is going to provide the best future for my child. I am praying for the country, and for all those who will run for President because with all the mudslinging, it’s going to get messy. God Bless America, and remember that your vote matters, so keep the faith.
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