A “Let’s Make A Deal!”
Door One- President Obama
Door Two-Nominee of the Republican Party
Door Three- Nominee of the Democratic Party
Republican National Convention
18 July 2016 to 21 July 2016
Democratic National Convention
25 July 2016 to 28 July 2016
When the individual accepts their nomination to be the Republican Party’s candidate for President of the United States, there will be 184 days (4,416 hours) until Inaugural Day on 20 January 2017.
When the individual accepts their nomination to be the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States, there will be 177 days (4,248 hours) until Inaugural Day on 20 January 2017.
The number of days remaining until Inaugural Day is shared with President Barack Obama.
The nexus between President Obama and President Raul Castro is fixed, limited by time- days and hours and minutes and seconds.
The governments of the United States and the Republic of Cuba have calculators- arithmetic calculation and political calculation.
For President Obama, there is a desire to remove as many regulatory and to-be-negotiated (5,913 certified claims being the primary) obstacles as possible so that a successor will have a cleansed pathway to removing remaining legislative impediments.
For President Castro, his legacy will be defined by what he chose to do or chose to avoid with respect to the United States… at a unique moment: His counterpart in The White House seeks a permanence when he may seek flexibility and prefer uncertainty. Breathing room. President Castro needs to determine which of three doors he will choose. Almost any decision may be viewed as a capitulation or as a victory.
Until 20 January 2017, Presidents Obama and Castro have one certainty. A clock that is counting down. No matter how much oratory is directed towards that clock, neither president can change it.
But, it’s President Castro who is the “game show contestant.” He must select Door One, Door Two, or Door Three. And, unlike much of television programming, there will be no rerun of this program.