You don’t mind if I say something I say every four years, do you? I’ll vote for the first presidential candidate who uses the conditional: who says, “If I were president, I would do X,” or, “If I’m elected president, I will do Y,” or, “I aim to implement Z.”
Presidential candidates, no matter how far-fetched, are always saying, “When I’m in the Oval Office, I’m gonna do X.” “In my first 100 days, I will do Y and Z.” Give me a break. I understand the need for confidence, even a little swagger, but please: A little grammatical modesty would go a long way.
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