Editorial Article and Special Report by Jim Lantern, 10:00am CT Wild Wednesday 29 June 2016
First, to note, I’m not sure how much I now trust most polls, especially those via mainstream news media like CNN, FNC, and MSNBC on TV. There was a news story recently in which someone interviewed admitted more Democrats than Republicans and Independents were called for a poll. In journalism that would be known as “slanting the truth” in favor of one side or another. At least as far back as 2009, maybe 2008, that has been the way of life within the mainstream news media – perhaps as dishonest as the politicians they are reporting on. “The truth is just another lie not yet found out.” – one of my favorite lines from “The X-Files” TV series, spoken by the “Deep Throat” character, when feeding more tips to Fox Mulder about government skulduggery. That particular fiction in “The X-Files” has been reality within the U.S. government for a very long time, perhaps from the beginning with the first spy network under General Washington during the American Revolution against the British. Now as Briton withdraws from the European Union, the British have a better understanding of what it feels like to be under dictatorship kind of control by those in government who are not acting in the best interest of the people. It is no wonder Donald Trump makes the comparison and points to our own country and its future.
CNN hates Trump, loves Hillary Clinton, and should be renamed the Clinton News Network. CNN obviously loves Hillary Clinton more than MSNBC does. I believe MSNBC was divided between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. It’s a shock to realize MSNBC – usually a strong supporter of Liberal Democrats – has showed Donald Trump more respect than FNC (Fox News) – usually a strong supporter of Conservative Republicans. Further, MSNBC not stomping on Trump is suspicious, considering Trump has been a Democrat in the past who was on good terms with the Clintons and gave money to them. It causes me to wonder if Trump is like a Trojan Horse of the Democratic Party to destroy the Republican Party. FNC was against Trump beginning with Megyn Kelly’s attack on him during the first debate. Then FNC softened a bit after Kelly visited Trump to end the conflict – and did so.
Although the following article this Wednesday morning 29 June 2016 via CNN is suspicious, regarding newest polls, I have a gut feeling it is close enough to the truth to take seriously – as a warning about our future…
…I believe the odds that Hillary Clinton will win Election 2016 are increasing. At best, Jill Stein of the Green Party might get 5% of the popular vote on Tuesday 8 November 2016. At best, 10% for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party. At best, any candidates of political parties other than of the Democratic Party or Republican Party – all of them added together – might account for 5% of the popular vote. That leaves 80% to be divided between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I predict Trump will get 32%, which is 40% of that 80%. I predict Hillary Clinton will win with 48% of the popular vote, which is 60% of that 80% divided between Clinton and Trump. Clinton is making good speeches. Trump, flip-flopping on issues, has lost his edge and is in self-destruct mode.
Read the CNN article about the polls, and then make use of…
Hillary Clinton will not be knocked out of the race by the Benghazi issue or the emails issue, or any other issue that might come up. I believe those who would prosecute her are not doing so for lack of evidence but because of fear of retaliation. Wrapping aluminum foil around their heads might save them from aliens but not save them from Clinton after she is elected President.
The one thing that could possibly derail Hillary Clinton is reported in yesterday’s USA Today article…
Likewise, the “Anyone but Trump” movement within the Republican Party could further sink Trump at the Republican National Convention. The only thing that might save Trump is who he picks to be his Vice President running mate. I doubt that Hillary Clinton’s choice for her Vice President running mate, after it is made, will make as much difference as Trump’s choice. Trump needs a strong VP more than Clinton does, but if Clinton surprises everyone with an especially good choice then it could seal the deal for her and help shut out Trump. If Trump were to pick New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, then I might reconsider Trump – might then get my vote. Trump could be derailed at the RNC, and then go Independent – already having threatened to do so. If so, then the GOP will need to pick a new candidate at the convention. If so, considering their past choices in 2008 and 2012, then I believe another bad choice will assure a Clinton victory.
If Jim Webb [link to Wikipedia] had remained in the race, even though a Democrat, then I might have favored him over other candidates – Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party, and all others. “On July 2, 2015, he announced that he would be joining the race for the Democratic nomination for President, but stepped down from running in the primaries on October 20, 2015, stating that he was “not comfortable” and “unhappy” with many of the party’s political positions.” Perhaps he should have run as an Independent.
Many U.S. voters for a long time have wanted a “third choice” on the ballots in all 50 states. There is no doubt the Libertarian Party – Gary Johnson for President and William Weld for Vice President – will achieve that, and already has here in Oklahoma. I’m presently planning to vote for them. However, if new information comes to light, causing me to reconsider, then that could change. I average out to be Centrist by agreeing with Liberal Democrats for some issues and with Conservative Republicans for some issues. As a Centrist I’m similar to Libertarians, agreeing with them on most but not all government issues, and agreeing with them on most but not all social issues. I’m not as extreme Left or extreme Right as most for them are. I’m registered as an Independent (unaffiliated) voter. I was in favor of Trump, but have concluded he can’t be trusted. I believe current or former governors of states make the best presidents, which is one of the reasons why I now favor Johnson – former Governor of New Mexico, and Weld – former Governor of Massachusetts. Both were Republicans twice elected in Blue Democrat states.