It's true we long for real leaders who offer real solutions to real problems. It's true that we need statesmen whose prime interest lies in what is best for the country instead of their own pocketbooks and power base. And it's also true that such leaders get rejected in the election cycle in favor of those with a gimmick or a stunt.
But this time around it has been a good thing to have clowns to the left of me and jokers to the right because it all serves as a reminder of The Middle Verse.
In the King James Bible The Middle Verse is in the 118th Psalm. That's the verse that has as many verses following it as it has before it. By chance more than design The Middle Verse reads, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man." (Psalm 118:8) The 9th verse is much like it. "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes."
Or, as a friend once said, "Don't worry about who is in the White House or who is in the outhouse. God is still on his throne."
That seems like good advice not just for this year, but for all years.