“Why are you concerned about this presidential primary?” I ask.
“Because," a friend said over dinner, "someone I don't trust may gain control of our military might, our nuclear codes--someone who seems easily offended and vengeful.”
“Because," another said, "I’m afraid I’m losing my homeland. It’s changing right under my feet.”
“I wonder,” said another, “what are people thinking?! They don’t appear to care about issues and substance. They seem charmed by the personality of a Pied Piper.”
Yesterday I was speaking to another friend who confided that it was getting to the point where she didn’t even want to let her thoughts go to the state of our nation or the coming election.
How can we not feel threatened, frustrated, distraught...?