There Are No Clean Hands In This Presidential Election

I have little faith in either candidate for president. My faith is in the people whom those candidates claim to represent.

4 min readAug 19, 2020

So it looks like Joe Biden is officially, no longer just the presumptive, nominee. Everyone is talking about Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention. This year, the convention is a virtual convention. The speeches were recorded days ago and they have been rolled up into a single presentation that will span for days until the final votes are cast to confirm that Joe Biden is the nominee to run for president as the Democratic candidate opposing Donald Trump.

I have considered both men carefully, and I find that neither of them has clean hands. Both men have profited handsomely from a system of governance that they have promoted. Some call that system, “capitalism”. I have serious doubts that what we have in America today even passes for capitalism, let alone a free market. But I think it’s fair to say that both Donald Trump and Joe Biden are wealthy as a result of the way the system is built. Therefore, their allegiance is to the system, not to us. They both owe a debt to the system, not to us.

When I see Joe Biden insist on promoting a public option for health care reform, rather than Medicare For All, I see him going against the poling. Medicare For All, as proposed by Bernie Sanders, is overwhelmingly popular among Democrats. Therefore, I must conclude that…