Clinton, Trump, or Meteor

Well, it looks like the question was finally asked, the question that sums up how a large portion of the electorate feel about the choices in this election, the question that points to our fears of where the country is heading if we can’t somehow get Bernie in the White House.

And that question is? As reported by Rachel Maddow on MSNBC it is this:

“If the choices for President were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, and a Giant Meteor hitting the earth which would you choose?”

Clinton, Trump, Meteor

And perhaps it isn’t surprising in the least that a full 20% either prefer the meteor or aren’t sure. As Bernie would say, “That’s YUUUUUUUUUGE!”


I must admit I was a little disheartened when Hillary was given the nod to become the Democrat’s presumptive nominee. I lost a bit of the wind in my sails so to speak, wasn’t motivated to post here, tuned out from the news. I stopped caring for a bit. I’ll be 47 next week. This will be my eighth time voting in a presidential election, and it was to be the first election and Bernie the first candidate I was ever excited about. My caucus vote in March was the first time I felt a presidential choice was not simply the choice between the lesser of two evils.

The question above, thus, seems the right way to phrase it. We can continue with corporate government as usual (Hillary) or turn back the clock to somewhere in the 1950s (Trump) or we can smash it all down. And so I say bring on the meteor.

Bring on the revolution.

A full 20%! That’s heartening. It makes me care again. I think I’ll print that screen cap of the question’s results and keep it next to my computer, maybe a copy in my wallet too, maybe even a third copy as a bookmark for my current read. It’ll be a reminder. When 20% percent of respondents possibly or do prefer the end of humanity to either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidates, it fills one with hope that there are people out there who, like me and the readers of this website, want change, significant change. And it reminds me that we’re onto something. The meteor will strike. The revolution will happen.


Dave O'Leary

Dave O'Leary is a writer, musician, and Bernie supporter living in Seattle. He also writes for Northwest Music Scene where his music articles grew into this second novel, The Music Book.

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