I’ve been working on this video training which is impacting on how I view my work. This video training is so sorry that I just want to cry. Of course then, my postings or my simulation studies or my artwork suffers because they look or read awful too. So I pretty much put the art on hold and do the posting more infrequently with less writing and the simulation…it’s not going.
I’ve been procrastinating too while I try to get through the video training. This morning, I watched a series of comedic videos about Donald Trump. I can’t believe this guy is running the way he is running and people are going for him. It is very entertaining to read what the writers think and the YouTube videos are devastatingly funny. They are great for laughs but I don’t know if this is good for the country.
The scary thing is, there are people out there ready to entertain the idea of Trump for president. The commentators think he’ll implode any day now but he hasn’t so far. What are people thinking of? Who are they, that they would entertain this idea? What kind of people would go for him?
Nate Silver of 538 fame (and presidential prediction fame) says it is early days and it is not unusual for someone of his nature to be in the front. But he predicts that Trump will not last through the Republican primary gauntlet because, historically, those of his ilk have never lasted long. Nate gives a 2% probability of Trump gaining the Republican nomination. (The 2% is arrived at by applying 50% to each of the 6 remaining stages in the race: .5 x .5 x .5 x .5 x .5 x .5.).
I have to say, I’m guilty of enjoying this show, although it’s embarrassing too.