Never Trump, Never Clinton

Donald Trump is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, after both Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the nomination race earlier this month. The departure of those two candidates effectively cleared the way for Trump to win the GOP nomination.

Some people have asked me whether or not I am now supporting Donald Trump, considering his status as the presumptive nominee. My answer is an emphatic NO.

That answer holds true even if withholding my vote from Trump means handing the election to Hillary Clinton. That desperate scenario isn’t what we’re facing now, though. There are still six months until America goes to the polls. That’s half a year. There’s plenty of time for a third party candidate to come out onto the national stage, or for something else to happen that shakes up the presidential election.

Here’s why I still refuse to back Trump.  Continue reading →

Why I’m not supporting Ted Cruz​ for President in 2016

There’s one main reason why I don’t think Ted Cruz is a viable presidential candidate.

Senator Ted Cruz simply doesn’t have a real vision that he can latch onto – he can say great things about principled conservatives and all, but he doesn’t really have a vision he can motivate with. He can only attack the current administration and its policies – he can’t come up with anything on his own. It’s worth noting that he only wrote one bill during his term in the Senate. As president, he won’t be able be work together across the aisle. Continue reading →