The leader of the free world
I’m going to size up the people of Long Island City early and speculate that Hillary will get two votes for every one that Donald receives. Oh who am I kidding, I’m not a very good handicapper, so maybe it’ll be Donald who will receive two-thirds of the local vote.
Nevertheless, this year for the first time in many a quadrennium, we have an incredible candidate vying to be President of the United States. One who’s had experience running a major business, one who’s had experience running a major government, and most importantly one who embodies the true beliefs of our country in 2016.
Many of these beliefs have been kicking around and fomenting since the turn of the 21st century, yet most of them have never been given any real consideration when it comes time to pull the lever in the voting booth – as most people fall back on what they are comfortable with. This inevitably leads to the status quo, which in a rapidly changing world, makes most of us slowly worse off.
In looking for an ideal candidate, I’d want someone with business experience and not solely a political animal. On the other hand, we have to keep in mind a decision that may have a significantly bigger and longer-lasting impact on the course of this nation than who our next president is: the appointment of our next Supreme Court justice.
In my four years writing for LICtalk, I feel I’ve gotten a pretty good sense of the type of people who live in Long Island City, or at least a pretty good sense of who my readership is (Hi mom!). To be blunt, there’s a fairly high degree of homogeneity, largely due to the rezoning and the recently built large towers that by price point and aesthetics attract people from very similar economic backgrounds, which translates to similar levels of education and to a certain extent occupation, and ironically age..
Though this may be a bit of conjecture, I’m guessing that most people in Long Island City Continue reading