Monday, May 2, 2016
Presidential Race 2016
Penny and I were walking home from the library when she saw a sticker on a pole. "Mommy, that is Bernie Sanders", she told me. "You like Bernie and should vote for him. Whatever you do DO NOT vote for Trump." I told her that there was no way that was going to happen, and asked her how she knew about Trump and whether they were talking about the Presidential race in school. Apparently they aren't talking about it in class officially, but one of her friends has explained to her that Trump is "mean to lots of different kinds of people" and "so focused on wanting to be President that he forgets to be nice to people." A group of her friends and she have decided that a kid would make a great president, and maybe a group of kids would make the best possible President. I explained to her that the way the rules are now, a President has to be 35, so unless the rules change, a kid can't be President yet. She kind of tilted her head and stared at me. I stared back for a second and then clarified "AT LEAST 35." Precision of language is very important with this one.