I planned to retire my blog last March. I thought about that for about 15 minutes and changed my mind. Why? The election!
When I posted my first blog about Hanging up my hat, the primaries were in progress and we didn’t know who the two final candidates would be. Hillary was challenged by Bernie Sanders. I was a registered Republican at the time, but changed my registration to vote for Bernie in the Primary.
On the Republican side I liked Rand Paul. The Pauls are Libertarians, and when Rand didn’t win the nomination, I switched my allegiance to the Libertarian Party Candidate, Gary Johnson.
At the beginning of this year, when Donald Trump announced he was running for President. I, like many other voters, thought this was just another one of his attention-grabbing ego trips.
I was shocked dismayed that many voters were taking his grandstanding seriously. I wrote a later blog comparing Trump’s supporters with Hitler’s in Germany in the 1930’s. Despite objections from some readers, this was too close to being true not to worry about it.
So I wrote a blog to Donald Trump’s adult children asking them to get him to drop out. Well they didn’t and voters were given the worst possible choice between two awful candidates.
Now we face an uncertain future with President Trump! Will Trump keep his promises to his followers? Senator Elizabeth Warren is on the case to make sure.
I’m at the point where I don’t want to write about it or read about it or to even live through it. So now is the time for me to say “Adios” to the San Ramon Observer. I’m not sure what I will do with my time, but since I moved to Villa San Ramon, I have many options for activities, dining, and excursions. To paraphrase Jack Weinberg (now 76), “Never trust anybody under 70.” Oops Donald Trump turned 70 last June.