Okay, I admit it. I didn’t watch the debate last night. The Missus and I both decided that we just couldn’t do it. If anything important happened, I’m sure it’s already in the news(I haven’t checked yet).
Here’s what I do know. Pence does not believe in evolution and he is therefore forever disqualified from getting my vote. Sorry, you’re not a serious person if you think the earth is 6000 years old or whatever the heck he believes. It doesn’t really matter. If your religious beliefs get in the way of understanding and acknowledging basic scientific facts, you’re not qualified to lead our nation. His religious beliefs also have influenced his opinion on women’s health issues and while I can understand that, to some extent, it’s not who I would ever want in the White House. Pence, like Trump, also thinks that global warming is a hoax. Oy.
Maybe, as this article from Slate suggests, Pence is not really that smart. Here’s his quote about cigarettes from 2001:
Time for a quick reality check. Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill. In fact, 2 out of every three smokers does not die from a smoking related illness and 9 out of ten smokers do not contract lung cancer.
Well, you know, not all of the facts about smoking were in back in the ’50’s. Wait, what? He said that in 2001? Come on, man!
I’ve said this many times before but it bears repeating. We need at least two viable parties. I’d love to be able to vote for a republican for president. One of those old time, northern republicans who isn’t all bogged down with religious nonsense and just wants to lower everyone’s taxes and keep government out of our lives as much as possible. That type of republican just doesn’t exist anymore, unfortunately. I think the party is in moderate danger of going the way of the Whigs. It’s time for a change. Maybe that’s why they nominated Trump. For change. Unfortunately, it’s just the wrong change.