It seems like every day the American public is bombarded with the acrimonious dealings between the Republicans and Democrats in our government. If one side wants something, the other does not. If something positive is proposed, the other side shoots it down. Neither side want the other side to succeed. The ultimate result, of course, is that the American public suffers. The other day I was watching television and the CEO of Starbucks was explaining that he is considering a run for president as an independent. He explained that by doing so, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats would continue in their ways. Quite frankly, it makes a lot of sense. I don’t know whether he is the right person for the job, but the concept is appealing. He explained that over 40% of the American people are registered as independent. That’s over one third. If all of the independents voted for an independent, they would, in all probability, win. And that takes into account that many Republicans and Democrats that are sick and tired of the way in which their party has been behaving, would also choose an independent so that finally, everyone can “just get along”.

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