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Forget ‘Lanes.’ The Democratic Primary Is A Whole Freaking Transit System.

Forget ‘Lanes.’ The Democratic Primary Is A Whole Freaking Transit System.

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  • I appreciate that Five38 recognizes the complexity of candidate support & doesn't assume we are too stupid to understand that.

  • The entire discussion about lanes and transit systems is really quite moot, irrelevant in the scheme of what is going to be happening to the world, and where we need leadership as a country. The bigger problem is that 2020 & beyond is going to be far more global and require much more foreign affairs

    The entire discussion about lanes and transit systems is really quite moot, irrelevant in the scheme of what is going to be happening to the world, and where we need leadership as a country. The bigger problem is that 2020 & beyond is going to be far more global and require much more foreign affairs and foreign policy experience, backed with deep understanding of technology and the ramifications of policies because of technology issues such as artificial intelligence and machine learning or cyber security. None of the candidates on either side of the fence are qualified, have demonstrated any knowledge or understanding, much less any intelligent background about the global economy. Of course leadership is based upon being able to find the top people, but at the moment the what-if scenarios of any of these candidates either party are putting forth become the next president in a hyper-competitive global economy faced with challenges of money supply tightening, ballooning debt, and the resulting inability to use loosened money as an economic strategy in an environment of greater friction and conflicts is alarming.

  • "So it’s worth probing the idea that a man might be a safer choice than a woman in a contest against Trump — because in some ways, a man running under the Democratic Party’s banner might also be at a disadvantage."