Thursday, September 17, 2015

Quick Hits 42

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

Most often politicians who are considered seriously as presidential material have been shaped and smoothed by teams of handlers. Can a maverick, shoot-from-the-hip, sometimes politically incorrect candidate ever be taken seriously over the long term?

What do you think?