Yes, Coronavirus virus is real. We shall overcome and it will past. Still, we should not give in to panic as we stem our preventive tide against its spread around us, families, communities, nations, and the world. Let’s look over the panic and talk politics this weekend. Let’s talk the reality of U.S 2020 election in November.
As an independent voter, I give it a realistic perspective and this is it. The chance of Democratic Party winning the election may be very slim in November 2020 – it seems unrealistic at all. Why? Ask these set of Americans: Middle class; Small business owners; Working moms and dads; Faith-based people like Christians and Muslims; Patriotic Americans; American minorities; Healthcare professionals; and Large corporations and their employees.
- Middle class: This is mostly working class, which includes hardworking dads and moms, and even working youth. Are they really enjoying current economic atmosphere in the country? I belong to this wonderful working class, I think answer will be Yes. Will they trade the American economy for the last three years for new promises from anyone that has no record of sound economic handling and robustness. To keep it real, answer will be no.
- Small business owners: I don’t think business owners, who understand that the success of their business depend on improved national economy and financial improvement, will take the risk of voting for any politician with no record of enhancing national economy and full support for small businesses.
- Large corporations and their employees: I don’t know how large corporations and their employess, who understand how factors of production are necessary and important to keep their corporate operations moving soundly and their jobs secured will vote for political ideology like socialism that undermines economic advancement and individual innovation and wealth, and can potentially throw a country into socio-economic turmoil.
- Bible-based Christians and Quran-based Muslims: This is a reality perspective. When it comes to voting for the party that supports and reflects religious beliefs and moral values, Republican Party may do much better than Democratic Party with Bible-based Christian and Quran-based Muslim voters. While many of these people may not be opened about this openly, their votes may speak louder about it.
- Patriotic Americans: Those who don’t play with American patriotism may be enjoying the current President, who is not afraid to speak and act boldly about “America first”. Tell me how the current Democratic candidates can sway votes from such people.
- American minorities: As an American minority, I don’t think American minorities are people that any politician can just believe he or she can get their votes based on the long years of holding political office and doing nothing tangible for them. While some may be swayed and influenced by just sweet words and being loyal to a party, there are a lot of these wonderful minorities that are keeping it real now by saying show us what you have done for us for several years of being in the office, not just new promises and unsustainable ideas.
- Working moms and dads: How do you think Democratic candidates can sway votes from working moms and dads that secured jobs or had an increase in their paychecks or a boast in their tax credits and returns under this current administration? Even the young adults, who are enjoying the current employment state in the country, may not want trade that for any new unsustainable ideas from any veteran political candidates without such records.
- Healthcare professionals: Do you think healthcare professionals like doctors, nurses, health scientists etc., who understand healthcare system will vote for unrealistic and unsustainable healthcare policies that will put nation into more debt and affect their jobs, and can negatively affect the current healthcare structure for the whole country especially for the seniors. I don’t think so.
This blog is an independent perspective and it does not endorse any political parties and candidates.