I want this blog to be one that provides a measured view of those who are campaigning for the presidency as well as other politicians. This means that I will try to say positive things about each candidates as well as negatives. This does not mean that I support all of the candidates – that would be ludicrous – but it does mean that I will search for the positive in each. Our political scene is more often viewed through dark tinted glass rather than rose-colored glasses. There is too much cynicism and backbiting in our political system. We need to focus on what each candidate or politician brings to the system that strengthens it, even if the only positive thing I can say about them is that they tell good jokes. I like to think of myself as an optimistic realist and will write this blog accordingly. That does mean that I will point out flaws as needed but I’ll try to do so without the caustic edge so many commentators use. Their piercing sworded remarks often are merely sordid and only leave ugly scars.