I have to admit I'm really enjoying the ongoing presidential campaign. There has been nothing like it in my lifetime and I derive particular pleasure from watching all the pundits come up dead wrong again and again.
Some folks may feel queasy about The Donald. I suppose if I were less experienced in the world, I would, too.
But having watched the establishment of both parties run the country in the ditch, I'm up for the change.
Some years ago I changed the tagline of this blog from "When in doubt, reload" to "brace for impact." I may have to change it again to "enjoy the ride."
Our political system is broken. The question is whether it can be repaired from within or without.
Based on the last two decades, I'd say the conventional politicians can't do anything but make things worse.
This leaves only two options.
1. Find someone who is outside of the normal range of political candidates to effect change or,
2. Overturn the system entirely and build a new one.
I am under no illusions that The Donald is some sort of Ubermench who can through the strength of his will transform Washington's culture. He may fix things, which would be good.
But he may also make them worse, which is also good, because things cannot continue as they have been. An entire generation has grown to adulthood that despises the concept of free speech and regards liberty as a threat to their feelings and self-image. The longer the reckoning is put off, the worse it will be.
I'm not endorsing anyone, but I am happy to see establishments of both parties getting punched in the face by the voters.
Enjoy the ride, folks, because that's all we can do.