Like most voters, I do not know the candidates individually. In my case, I do not wish to get to know them, nor do I spend much time reading about candidates. I never pay any attention to the views of the media nor pundits or polls. I do not watch TV or even own a cable box.
I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. I favor a multi-party system as practiced in Europe. The majority of politicians are bought and paid for. Rarely have I given to a particular politician and never to a party.
In the Western world, the major parties are becoming increasingly irrelevant. I am pretty shocked by what I have observed on the ground in Europe over the last decade. In the recent presidential election In France, the two major parties got the boot. Same thing in Austria. Via anecdotal evidence gathering, I projected these exact election results.
In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, my months-on-the-road anecdotal-evidence gathering allowed me to project an easy victory for Donald Trump and his coalition of America First citizens, loyal to the Constitution. The Republican Party played no useful part in the Trump victory and it is nothing but a pain in the keister to Trump as he moves to keep his America First promises to his loyal and expanding base of pissed-off voters.
So, back to the Alabama Senate race. Even a cursory glance of the positions the two candidates are taking as indicated on each website points to the Republican as the clear candidate of choice. This fact is cut and dried, no ifs, ands, or buts. A left leaning vote would put the 2nd Amendment in jeopardy at the Supreme Court. No thanks.
Vote the seat. If the individual selected is not up to the ethics standards of the U.S. Senate, let the Senate ethics committee recommend that the Senator resign. It will be up to the majority leader to lead the charge. In this instance, the Republican Governor of Alabama can see to a replacement. The seat will remain Republican.
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