Looking at the emerging presidential election, I have to say that the positions on various issues don't interest me as much as the actual competence of the candidates.
That is to say, given a situation similar to what we have today, would the candidate demand heads roll or just float talking points and get in another round of golf?
This is the killer app for the GOP: Democrats are too stupid to trust with government. Obama lost the entire personnel files for the US government and yet no one has resigned in disgrace.
At a minimum, the heads of all the implicated departments should be out of work. But in the "Participation Medal" administration, we're all winners and it's unfair to make any one person pay for mistakes.
Even lefties are getting tired of this game and I think many of them secretly would vote for someone who knows how to keep the damn lights on.
Anyhow, with 18 weary months left to go, I expect three things to happen (in no particular order):
- A major terrorist attack on American soil that succeeded entirely because TSA/Homeland Security was on lunch break.
- A recession even worse than the last one because all the slack has been drained out of the economy.
- ISIL will capture Baghdad, Damascus or both. Probably both. A big war is coming and our misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan will look tiny by comparison.
Our adversaries know we are weak and they will push their advantage. Strap yourselves in, it's going to be a rough ride.