On the one hand, it’s a good thing my mother isn’t alive to witness the candidacy of Donald Trump, because it would have killed her. But on the other, the opportunity to share in the glory of electing our first woman president would trump the distress of this election.
Simple stated, Trump lacks the basic human decencies required to serve as President of the United States, the de facto most powerful person in the world.
My DNA analysis was done as a part of doing the show. We ended up doing two stories. The first on my mother’s side about my great-great-grandfather, a Scottish clansman and the second on my father’s side, a Neanderthal from approximately 80,000 years ago. The Scot fought not only the English but members of his own clan while the Neanderthal’s DNA matches my own at levels not seen since their extinction.
“Our research indicates that the difference with this election is that it’s not so much about change, or concern with particular issue, rather there’s an overarching anxiety that a Trump victory will, to put it succinctly, alter the American way of life.”
Conventional wisdom, for whatever its worth, says that those who have successfully navigated the road-map to financial success support, or at least vote for, Republican candidates for public office. Democrats, on the other hand, is the party for those at the beginning of the journey or even without a map at all. Joining this Between the Synapse podcast to test this theory is David Mincberg, a very successful businessman and strong Democrat. We also discuss some of the current topics of the day including the troubles in Baltimore, the 2016 Presidential Race and more.