MasterwebNews 8/11/16 - On the Eve of the U.S. Presidential Election-My Take

[ Masterweb Reports: C. K. Ekeke reports ] - On November 8, 2016, Americans will elect a new President – the 46th President of the United States.  No matter who wins, it will be a historic and consequential election. The world is already on the edge and Americans are sharply divided—even among family members, friends, and the world.

It will be historic because of the candidates representing the two major political parties – Donald Trump, representing the Republican Party and Hilary Clinton, representing the Democratic Party.

Mrs. Clinton has been involved in public service for almost 30 years.  She has an incredible and intimidating resume – a law degree from Yale, law professor, women & family activist, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, Senator for 8 years, represented the State of NY and then Secretary of State for 4 years under President Barack Obama.

One U.S. Presidential historian said that Hilary Clinton is the most qualified person to ever run for the office of the President of the United States of America.  In fact, there is no office that suited her except the presidency or Vice President.

On the other hand, Mr. Trump, a billionaire business man, who has no experience of governance, has never held any political office but a shrewd and crafty business man, who owns some of the most fanciful hotels, resorts, casinos and gulf courses in the U.S.   He was also the creator and producer of the talent business show called the “apprentice.”  He is founder and president the defunct Trump University and of-course the former owner of Miss America Beauty pageant as well as owns some stake of Miss Universe and Miss World pageant shows.

Both have impressive resume.  However, the tone of the campaign has been bizarre and bitter.  It has also been an extraordinary and exciting campaign – having Mr. Trump beat all the heavy-weights of the Republican Party line-up including Jeb Bush and others. 

On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton was the preferred candidate of the Democratic Party despite that Senator Bernie Sanders gave her such a fight during the Democratic nomination process. 

Furthermore, the presidential campaign has been divisive and contentious due to the hateful rhetoric of Mr. Trump.  Trump is not a politician and therefore, does not posses the political language.  However, he tapped into the feelings of millions of Americans, who felt that they were left out due to globalization and digital economy.  Mr. Trump tapped into their challenges and feelings coupled with his rhetoric of fear, hate, Islamophobia racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia.
If Mr. Trump loses the election on November 8, it will be because of his hateful rhetoric.  If he had stayed on message of business, trade, economy with some commons sense policy on immigration and foreign affairs, he would have handedly won the presidency.

And so, his politics of hate and division as well as his lack of understanding of globalization, digital economy and off-course climate change denial makes him such a novice in global matters.

Other factors mitigating against Mr. Trump are:

1.      His erratic tweets and unstable temperament and sound judgment – especially when he denies Climate Change and wants to disband NATO.

2.     Hollywood and radio talk shows of him demeaning and insulting women.

3.     American intellectuals – a Harvard Professor, Howard Gardener, who said that Donald Trump is a Narcissist.  FYI:  Donald’s Father was an immigrant from Germany while his mother came from Ireland.

4.  Fareed Zakaria, another American intellectual, journalist, authors and host of CNN Global Public Square (GPS) wrote a scathing piece describing Donald Trump as a cancer on America’s democracy.

5.     Liberal media – MSNBC, CNN and others.

6.     Pope Francis is even against Donald Trump - especially his immigration policy of building a wall instead of building bridges.

7.     Even a monkey from Japan, twice picked Hilary’s picture to win the presidency.

8.     And surprisingly, the famous psychics in America predicted: 5 vs. 4 for Mrs. Clinton.  One particular psychic adamantly said that Donald Trump will win because the total letters of his first and last name totaled 11.  He named other presidents:
•        Barack Obama: 11 letters
•        George W. Bush: 11 letters
•        Bill Clinton: 11 letters
•        Jimmy Carter: 11 letters
•        John Kennedy: 11 letters
•        Donald Trump: 11 letters

9.      The psychics even cited historic figures like Pope Francis and Jesus Christ because the total of their first name and last names totaled 11.  According to the psychics, 11 is a mysterious number in the p psychic world.  

Personally, I do not believe in psychic because science and data are more accurate.  Today, Big Data/Data Science is correctly forecasting that Mrs. Clinton will win.  All the analysis being done by Data Scientists – analyzing the States’ Votes and Electoral College clearly show that Mrs. Clinton is more favorable to win.

On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton has her issues and baggage as well.

1.     She is somehow reputed to be dishonest and untrustworthy.

2.     Her relationship with Wall Street and big banks.

3.     Speaking engagements and pocketing thousands of dollars from Wall Street executives.

4.    The bombing and killing of American Ambassador and others at American Embassy in Benghazi in Libya, while she was Secretary of State.

5.     WikiLeaks of her emails

6.     FBI saga and handling of State Department classified and unclassified emails.

7.     Clinton foundation receiving millions of dollars from donors.

8.     Her husband’s sexual escapades with women and even during his presidency.
And, so the two candidates have serious issues and baggage.  However, it comes down to who has the experience, skill-set, temperament and sound judgment to lead the U.S. and the world.

The U.S. President is a world leader.  It’s not just about his or her nation's economy, trade, immigration, race relations, education, and other national issues—but who has the knowledge, experience and sound judgment to lead the world.

It will interest you to know that there is a high interest to elect the first woman President of the United States after electing the First Black U.S. President.  Mrs. Hilary will make double history—first for being the first woman to lead a major party in presidential election.  Second, if she wins, will be the first woman to be elected the U.S President after 248 years of U.S. presidential democracy.  Even more than that, the world will be in the hands of women.  Mrs. Angela Markel – Chancellor of Germany, Theresa May – Prime Minister of Britain, Hilary Clinton – U.S. President and others. 

What a world it would be.  I believe these three women would be able to use their feminine and soft power to subdue Putin of Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and other hot spots in the world – including the full blown dictatorship in Nigeria.
I wish the United Nations had elected a woman as well. There were more women candidates than the men, but once again, the UN Council chose a man – the former President of Portugal over many qualified women that vied for the job.
Here is my take/forecast: 

Mrs. Hilary Clinton will win and become the 46th President of America.  No doubt, the 2016 Presidential election has sharply divided Americans and it will take politics of love and justice to bring healing and national reconciliation. I believe Madam President will be able to rally the nation: the Left-Liberals, Middle-Progressives, Right-Conservative, Righteous-Right and all others in between for national reconciliation, atonement, healing, and unity.

As you go out to vote tomorrow morning, if you have not already voted during the early voting, pray and choose wisely.  Our future and destiny depend on who we elect to direct our lives, make policies that will create better futures for you and your families. 

Ultimately, God directs the affairs of our lives and even nations. 

C. K. Ekeke ( Email: ) reports.


*Photo Caption - C. K. Ekeke

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