A PUMA Fighting through the Fog and Thicket of Obama’s Election...
Like other PUMAs, I have been re-prioritizing my political thoughts this post election. In an effort to do so, I went to “Savage Politics” for practical advice. Though I liked the 5 goals Savage has so carefully listed in his blog, I can’t say I could go full-fledged republican at this time.
Savage points out that this is the time for disgruntled Democrats to enter the Republican Party and shape it into something new. Time may show this is logical advice for some PUMAS, yet, I still tend to lean becoming an Independent. After all, many PUMAS have traveled a tough and winding road from supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign to voting for a republican ticket (albeit a fine one)something which most PUMAS had never done.
Perhaps the basis for going Independent comes from finally realizing (after so many years) that voting and supporting a candidate along strict party lines can be simply dangerous. After all, we have witnessed an inexperienced man of questionable character attain the most powerful position in the free world. We have also seen the attempt by the MSM to destroy the character and careers of two wonderful, qualified women candidates.
Needless to say, I said “No Deal” (along with other PUMAS) when it came to voting along with my party for an unacceptable candidate. It was the year I learned more about myself, or to put it more clearly: I know that I really do love my Country first and foremost.
If for the rest of my life I have to “Just Say No Deal”…then I will. Hopefully, a better time will come soon, and a great leader for all Americans will emerge out of these dark days.