The 2020 presidential election will take place on November 3. That’s exactly one year from today. Do you know who you will be voting for?
It isn’t easy being the president of any organization. I discovered this years ago, when I was elected president of my nursing school class. I was so honored by the surprise nomination. But before I knew it, I had become the target of everyone’s discontent, about everything. There is a surprising amount of discontent among students of nursing.
A similar thing happened when I was nominated and elected president of a small church board. I quickly discovered why I had been chosen: no one else wanted the thankless job.
My late uncle was named President Emeritus of a college, after having served for nearly ten years as the active college president. This is a Christian college, so the level of animosity he encountered was surprising to him. My uncle and I often talked about the difficulties inherent in holding the office of president, in any organization.
If it’s this challenging to be the elected president of a class of 55 nursing students, a small church board, and a Christian college, I can’t even fathom how difficult it is to be president of an entire country — especially one as large and diverse as the United States. Whew. No, I definitely would not want that job!
Personally, I couldn’t decide between the two primary candidates in 2016. I live in New Mexico, so I cast my vote for our former governor, Gary Johnson. I was hoping the extremely contentious nature of the 2016 election would give the Libertarian third party candidate a decent chance, for once. But no, I basically wasted my vote.
At this point, I have no idea what I’m going to do in the 2020 election. But I do know that I will vote, for someone. 2020 will mark 100 years since women first had the right to vote in the presidential election, in every state of this country. It was a hard won right, and I am not giving it up. Meanwhile, I plan to do a lot of praying for guidance, between now and next November 3.
Friendly and respectful comments are welcome. We get enough haters arguing politics in the news and on social media, so please, none of that here. Thank you for stopping by and God bless. 💘💘💘
With love, Linda Lee @LadyQuixote
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