I’ve never seen America so worked up about a presidential race. Even in the Ronald Reagan years, the excitement was less. As an amateur political analyst, I’m hoping for chaos and two brokered conventions that leave Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders forming their own parties to run for president. Believe it or not, if neither of them win their party’s nomination, the chances of one of them winning the presidency actually improves.
You think I’m kidding. I’m dead serious. The formula for restructuring the American political system starts here. The Trump people pull from the right. The Sanders’ people pull from the left. The next thing you know, no candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College. If you think you’ve seen it all, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! And yes, I think a 4-Party race is great for America.
As strategist for “the Donald” or “the Bern,” I’d be aiming my campaign toward taking States from the major parties. Each of the two major disruptors this year have a solid number of supporters that will not switch their votes. The undecided voters now will have more than the two yoyo political ideologies to choose from, and how much more Democratic can you get. But both must form a new party. If only one goes, the plan doesn’t work.
As things stand today, I see a minimum of 112 Electoral College votes and 15 states that would come over to either the Trump or Sanders side if the voting were held today. That’s conservative. The chances of any candidate obtaining the 270 votes needed to be elected president blows off into thin air. Exciting isn’t it. The American people actually having a say. I’ll put my money on the Electoral College being abolished in 2017, so we can finally have a winner-take-all popular vote determine elections.
Here’s where it gets interesting. In the Senate, the election of the Vice President will take place. It is one vote per Senator. Doubtful either Trump or Sanders’ running mate will win, because one of the major parties will hold at least a plurality. But in the House, the election of the President of the United States will take place, and there California and New York have no more power than Wyoming and Rhode Island because it’s one vote per state. Yikes!!! Theoretically, Bernie Sanders could become president with a Republican Vice President. Or Don Trump could become President with a Democrat as Vice President.
God bless America. Why do I have a weeping flag as my picture? Because it is sad that middle America has been so stepped upon no one speaks for us anymore. Go at it folks. Give us a change all the way around. Check out my novels at: http://amzn.to/1RPixfw