I do not like Democrat crooks and I do not like Republican crooks. However elections are often about voting for the lesser of two evils.
There are four states where the republican candidate and the democrat candidate are virtually tied in opinion polls. Sure about half of the polls are rigged for one of the major party candidates. But usually there are enough non biased polls to give a valid indication of the political landscape.
The four states that are toss-up states are: 1) Tennessee, 2) North Dakota, 3) Florida, and 4) Missouri. I recently went to the official websites of the Democrat and Republican candidates in these four states. An official website tells me a great deal about the morality, integrity, common sense, and political decency of the candidates. The first thing that I look for on a website is a valid phone number where I can call the candidate. Sure, I know that the candidate will not answer, but at least an assistant could answer so I could ask a question. If a website does not have a phone number BEFORE an election, you can be 100% certain that the winning candidate will not be available AFTER the election unless you are a special interest group or rich contributor. In the above four races BOTH the democrat and republican candidates did not list a contact number. Hence, I rate both the democrat and republican candidates totally unacceptable in this area.
The next area that I search for is factual content. There is an individual asking for your vote, so the least you can expect is a valid introduction from the candidate. All eight candidates in these four states attempted to force readers ( potential voters ) to list their address and e-mail address in order to view all or part of the website. This is not voter friendly and represents a slick attempt to obtain information by coercion.
Not one single candidate, democrat or republican, had a voter friendly website that would encourage me to vote for them. Every website shouted GREED and CONTRIBUTE and every website said in effect: ” What can you do for me?” It is not about what I can do for you, but what you can do for me and the people of the U.S.
President Donald Trump won in 2016 by sending a clear message to the people of the U.S. that was popular with the People. Also, Trump’s website did not shout GREED. After visiting Trump’s website in 2016, citizens were asked to list their name, address, phone, and e-mail address IF THEY WISHED TO. Republican candidates who hope and beg for Trump’s endorsement would be wise to understand this.
In 2018, each party has an advantage. The Democrat advantage is that it is a mid-term election. The Republican advantage is that the general public is fully aware of the criminally corrupt activities of the Democrat party and the corruption of the FBI and Justice Departments by the Democrat party.
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: I had planned to study the eight candidates in these four Senate races and give my opinion about which I found to be the best qualified. However, after reading their websites I decided that ” I just could not do it.” Hence, the title of the article. )