OK I'm going to say it right now. My candidate is Carly Fiorina. And the primary reason why is that letter written by (that) Tom Perkins. It would be stupendous for us to have a president who understands the post-industrial economy into which the next generation is plugged, and an added benefit to have one who is no stranger to the struggles between the classes of the rich and the wealthy. I have not heard her mis-speak, and this is not the first time I felt some tug of attraction to her candidacy, namely her contest against Barbara Boxer.
Fiorina is practical. Fiorina knows business. I get the feeling that she's got a hardball kind of integrity as well, and she is *not* a sentimental candidate. Ben Carson is all sentiment and I like his guts. Put him on the ticket. That combination sends some heads exploding. It's about time somebody recognizes.
BTW, I liked Fred Thompson, so what do I know?
Understand that I am not particularly interested in the Presidential election as much of anything but a bellwether for the conventional wisdom in which the average American swims. I don't perceive today's democratic political mandates as something to be proud of. It's rather like football - the game men play between wars - analogously captivating but never enough to be confused with the real thing. Our elections seem to be about a rich couple arguing about the best uses of discretionary spending. The fundamentals are assumed to be sound so they are petty. There will always be a bankruptcy judge for American failure, so I don't particularly concern myself.