For the past month, members of the Traveler have interviewed various candidates and supporters of diverse candidates.
The primary concern in any election is not so much what a candidate stands for, but making sure the candidate and his party remains in power.
Modern politics is plagued with the game of choosing between the lesser of two evils. You know how the game goes. In case you don’t, it goes something like this: “I hate both of those guys. But I hate that one guy more, so because I don’t want him in power, I’m going to vote for the other one, who disgusts me nonetheless, but not as much as that one guy.”
In the political interviewing process, our editorial board found people with plenty of ideas of what needs to be done, what the problems are and their desire for wanting their people in power.
Very few times did they explain their tactic of how to do what needs to be done, how to fix the problems and what precisely their people will do once in power.
That goes for all parties.
They prepackage their candidates with plenty of words that will appeal to either the people who will vote for them anyway or to the uninformed ones who will believe anything that sounds pretty.
In this election in particular, it is difficult to vote down party lines because both parties have become splintered and lost a uniform platform.
The best thing to do is to look at each candidate, regardless of party lines, and determine which one has an actual policy to do what needs to be done.
And that’s the Traveler’s only political endorsement.