Wow. Just plain wow. As the second month of my presidential campaign winds down, I find myself a little irritated with my lack of activity. Then again, unlike most every other candidate, I still have to work for a living.
While I am in the preparations to file the next round of letters for ballot access, it seems as though half the crowd is stumbling out of the gate in one way or another. If someone isn’t losing PAC staffers for boneheaded Twitter gaffs, they are dancing around evolution like they are in an 80s sitcom and someone just handed them a baby. Like it’s even a question for the President, or a presidential candidate. Won’t even go into the whole thing about potential candidates going to England. The way I always understood it, one was supposed to see if it played in Peoria.
We’ll go ahead and get my response out of the way. The subject of evolution is best left to science. It is not the responsibility or duty of the President of the United States or the federal government to decide scientific matters, because we have a scientific community that keeps a thumb on it for us. If we ever elect a scientist President, we can cross that bridge at that time, but believe you me, I’m no scientist. I’m not complaining about no flying cars, because that’s the last thing we need, I think 3D printing is awesome, and science and faith can street fight each other all day long without government running in to throw hands.
While we have faith in a passing mention, the idea that someone with the one-time relevance of a former New York City mayor felt it was appropriate or relevant to question the faith of the President, or anyone for that matter, is a little nauseating. Faith is a personal and private issue, should one choose it to be so, and one’s system of faith, or whether or not they even choose to follow one, has never been, is not now, and hopefully will never be a consideration for someone seeking any office in this country, let alone the Presidency of the United States.
At any rate, with the way the potential candidates, talking heads, and various side characters are going this early on, it’s going to be a hell of a long slog to November 2016.
Welcome to the campaign for Thomas Keister, American Marijuana Party Candidate for President.
Write-in Candidate in 10 states, representing 71 Electoral Votes