The primary season will begin in the mariner’s state in February. He sat with Amos to hear his opinions about the candidates. The reader must remember that Amos is the personification of the prophet Amos in the Old Testament – not so much interested in self aggrandizement but more concerned that many do not take time to understand their role and responsibility in God’s world. Amos would say all of us depend too much on comforting habits and yield to distractions too easily.
Greetings, Amos. The mariner wants to know your one-sentence opinions about the candidates running for President. First, let’s look at the republican field:
Ben Carson. If he doesn’t talk faster, he’ll have a lot of pocket vetoes.
Donald Trump. Reminds me of Jackson who rode his horse into the white house and eliminated the Federal Reserve.
Ted Cruz. He’s from Canada. That must count for something.
Chris Christie. He has more experience than Donald Trump.
Marco Rubio. He’s Cuban. That must count for something.
Jeb Bush. He’s a Bush. That must count for something. On the other hand, he’s a Bush.
Carly Fiorina. She watches too many movies.
Jim Gilmore. He’s from Virginia. He probably knows Carly.
Lindsey Graham. A romantic conservative. That’s rare.
Mike Huckabee. He’s on a book tour. It’s a shrewd move to run for president at the same time.
Bobby Jindal. He’s no Earl Long. Say, have you met Blaze Starr? I have.
John Kasich. He’s a perfect Governor for Ohio’s political schizophrenia – learned how to say two different things at the same time.
Rand Paul. I remember when his daddy Ron posited that the US could wipe out its debt by offering tax incentives to corporations for increased business then receive more than the rebate back in taxes over ten years. States still play that game and lose every time.
George Pataki. Don’t know him.
Amos, you’ve shed new light on the campaign. Thank you. Let’s turn to the democratic candidates:
Hillary Clinton. She (and her husband) should have written Donald’s book, “The Art of the Deal.” It’s interesting that the electorate doesn’t trust the Clintons; they can achieve progress where others can’t – for a price, of course.
Bernie Sanders. He’s a fabulous preacher. Not sure about being President.
Martin O’Malley. He’s from Maryland. That is good for something!