So I’m a fairly moderate sort, and I’m not sure exactly who to vote for in the upcoming primary.
What I do know is:
[li]I’d vote for just about anyone to preven Ted Cruz getting elected President.[/li][li]I am not a Trump fan, but he’s marginally less odious than Cruz.[/li][li]Bernie Sanders is as wacky as Cruz is, only to the left. I’m only slightly more inclined to accept him as President.[/li][li]Hillary strikes me as the most experienced and competent, but there’s something about her that bugs me, and I can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s like the vein of self-aggrandizement is closer to the surface or something. Like a feeling that she’s doing this out of ambition and competition with Bill, not out of a desire to serve the people. [/li][li]Rubio is relatively inoffensive compared to Cruz or Trump, but is likely a non-candidate at this point.[/li][li]Kasich is so far back as to be laughable, although I don’t dislike his positions.[/li][li]Carson is a crank and a weirdo.[/li][/ul]
So here in Texas, I can vote in either primary, but not both. So I can cast my vote as follows:
[li]For Hillary, in hopes that she locks the Democratic nomination, and beats either of Cruz or Trump[/li][li]Vote for Cruz, in hopes that he’s dead meat vs. Hillary in the general election.[/li][li]Vote for Trump, in hopes of making sure Cruz doesn’t possibly get elected.[/li][li]Vote for one of the other Republicans, in hopes that maybe they can eke out a nomination somehow.[/li][/ul]
None of them are particularly attractive; ultimately I’m most concerned about Cruz getting elected, then about Trump getting elected. I have a feeling Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination wound up, so voting Democrat won’t accomplish much.
If Trump was to win the nomination, he might actually challenge Hillary in a way that I think Cruz won’t.
So I’m stuck… I really am not sure which way to vote in the primary for the best chance for a sane presidency.