INTO THE FRAY: THE ELECTIONS ARE FOR PRESIDENT—NOT POPE

For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column

THE ELECTIONS ARE FOR PRESIDENT—NOT POPE

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Sadly the most consequential elections in modern history may well be decided because of the most inconsequential reasons

It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER: https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/11/04/the-elections-are-for-president-not-pope/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2016/11/fraythe-elections-president-not-pope.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19712
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: http://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-the-elections-are-for-president-not-pope
ISRAEL’S VOICE: http://www.israelsvoice.org/2016/11/03/fraythe-elections-president-not-pope/
ISRAPUNDIT: http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63618913
JEWS DOWN UNDER: http://jewsdownunder.com/2016/11/04/fray-elections-president-not-pope/
JEWISH PRESS: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/into-the-fray-martin-sherman/into-the-fraythe-elections-are-for-president-not-pope/2016/11/06/

An excerpt:

You knooow…C’mon…Who do you think is out of touch?
– Barack Obama, commenting derisively on Hillary Clinton, 2008

“Hillary Clinton, she’ll say anything and change nothing” – I am Barack Obama…and I approve this message
– From a 2008 Obama election campaign ad.

The fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. The fate of the world is teetering and you…are going to have to make sure that we push it in the right direction.
– Barack Obama, urging voters to support Hillary Clinton, November 3, 2016.

It would, indeed, be in no way an exaggeration to describe next week’s US elections as perhaps the most significant in recent history, a  real “fork in the road” for the future of the over 200-hundred year Union…

…these elections are largely an exercise in damage control…Or at least that is what it should be: A choice, foisted on a largely dismayed electorate, to install the candidate least likely to be able to inflict irreparable damage on the Republic…

…Sadly, however, despite the fact that these are likely to be the most consequential elections in modern history, it appears (if the conduct of the campaign is to be any guideline) that they may well be decided because of the most inconsequential reasons. For it seems, it will not be the strategic direction in which the country will be taken that will determine the outcome, but rumors and innuendo as to the  character defects of Trump and his alleged crude indiscretions with women.

So in weighing the grim alternatives, the US electorate would do well to bear in mind that these elections are for the Presidency not the Papacy.  They must choose who is best suited (or the least unsuited) to be President – not the Pope.

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,
Best wishes,
MS

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