Discord & Dissension — Part VIII — On The Issues

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Jill continues our project with Part VIII, a look at the myriad of issues that face our country as we ready ourselves for the 2020 election season. Removing the current president from office remains the top priority. But the challenges we face, as a democracy, and a republic, must be faced head on. Thank you Jill, for your excellent and informative piece. Vote 2020!!

Filosofa's Word

Let’s talk a little bit about voters and issues.  While we could categorize voters in numerous different ways, there are basically two kinds of voters:  those who vote based on issues, and those who vote based on personality.

It was often said that the biggest reason John F. Kennedy won the 1960 election was his charisma.  I was nine years old at the time, and I certainly found him charming … I loved listening to him speak (my family didn’t have television yet in 1960, so I rarely saw him)!  And that’s fine for a nine-year-old child, but by the time one reaches voting age, one really ought to be considering what the candidate stands for rather than what he or she looks like, or how they speak.  I also heard it said in 2016 that part of Trump’s success was a result of his charisma, but I have…

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