Hence this blog. One of my sons occasionally asks me what I'm going to do with all the wisdom and experience I've been accumulating my whole life. It's a fair question, given the amount of stupidity we live amongst these days.
I can't see where stupidity is going to decline any time soon. In fact, there are no encouraging signs that the ability to reason will be in much supply in the foreseeable future. Barring Alzheimer's, I also expect that I shall continue to figure more things out in the years to come. In 2020 I shall be 67 and if I continue to practice my regimen of serious golf, I should be mentally and physically at my peak by then.
I don't pretend to be the sharpest knife in the drawer. If there's someone more capable for that presidential cycle than me, I'll be happy to defer to him or her. But, from the looks of candidates that are taken seriously today- the Hillarys; the Obamas; the McCains, etc- if this trend continues, I MIGHT VERY WELL BE THE BEST YOU GOT! It's because of this possibility that I'm declaring my candicacy right now.
Why should you take my candicacy seriously? After all, you don't know squat about me. There are two reasons that come mind why you shouldn't.
1) You are so old you don't think you'll be around in 2020 and you don't care what happens here after you're dead. 2) You can tell from my advocacy of Rudy Giuliani that I'm not your cup of tea already.
Fair enough. If either of these categories fit you then I'll not feel bad if you don't visit my site in the days and years to come. But if you fall outside of these categories, what's a good reason for you to be excited about the prospect of my being your President in 2020?
I don't expect anybody to get excited right away. But imagine that you follow my journey to the presidency thru this site- you learn more and more about me that you like, you read things here that you disagree with and later change your mind about and thus respect me more, you see that there's a growing mass of voters who find that I'm making one heck of a lot of sense, the year 2020 is approaching and nothing but dipshits on the political horizon as far as the eye can see. All of a sudden- what seemed like a silly idea 12 years ago now seems like a stroke of unprecedented genius.
To wet your appetite, here's an example of what you can look forward to during my presidency.
FOREIGN AID I've never understood why we give billions of dollars to countries that treat us like crap. I know that a lot of stuff like this may make sense though, once I'm on the 'inside' and am in a better position to weigh the benefits with the costs. I'm guessing most people are like me and don't like the idea of taking my money and giving it to people like, for example, the Eqyptians. If I decide that we get more back (really more, whether tangible or intangble) than it costs, then I will do it (or push congress to do it or however that sort of thing is done- details) but it won't be called foreign aid, but what it really is- BRIBES. If a country takes bribes from us and then doesn't live up to the deal or otherwise treats us like crap, then the bribes stop and future dealings are based on OUR VERY BIG STICKS. And I'm of the opinion that Americans would be astonished to find out how very big our sticks actually are.
Well, that's enough to digest for now.