Nominees really the best we have?

The primary election process this year has been the most interesting that I can remember. It has been a wonder to behold. I had hopes that this process would cough out worthy nominees, perhaps even honorable, moral and honest people aspiring to the highest office in the land. But, alas, when all is said and done we have “corruptocrat” Hillary Clinton on the one hand and Donald “let’s make a deal” Trump on the other. Is this the best our political system has to offer? On the one side, the Democratic system is rigged to coronate the Queen. On the other side, the biggest bag of wind to hit the Republican Party has blown away all opposition. Either way, I fear where this country is headed.

Ron Jinkens

Arlington

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