US Politics

The Republican Candidates Debate

I’m watching the last half of the Florida Republican Candidates Debate. As a fan of the West Wing, I’ll admit I’m biased. But I can only shake my head at this debate. Also, for honesty’s sake, I’m not American. I can’t vote in the upcoming Presidential election, but I can have an opinion.

So this is mine. I don’t understand why the issues they are discussing (English as the US first language, immigration) are such hot-button issues. I know that their immigration policies are different from Canada’s, but didn’t the entire nation of the US start out as immigrants? With the exception of the First Nations people.

One of the key phrases thrown around tonight was ‘self-deportation’. The potential future leader of the US gov’t thinks that if people in the US illegally will just go home if they can’t find jobs. How clueless is he?

This is my biggest frustration. The entire primary system is messy. I understand that it gives the delegates to show off what their made of, show their leadership ability. Unfortunately all I’ve seen of this process is blaming the current President for everything. Just as a reminder, the Republican President before him didn’t leave a neat and tidy house.

Just makes me pleased that Canada isn’t due for a Federal election for 3 years.