On Nov. 8 the country will go to the polls to elect the 45th president of the United States. And the contrast in the two candidates could not be more clear. As was seen in the convention speeches and themes, the contrast in messages and direction of the country is equally clear.

In this election, Sec. Clinton has a clear task: earn the voters trust and convince them that she shares their concerns for the future and that her policies will deliver different results because America is Stronger Together.  On the other hand, Mr. Trump, as a political neophyte and outsider to the political establishment, believes he knows the country’s problems, shares voters concerns and will Make America Great Again with his leadership.

Now that the conventions are concluded both campaigns will hold events around the country and in key battleground states.  Political advertisements and commercials will flood the airwaves.  Surrogates will spread the message as political pundits on TV news and commentary shows.  Finally, there will be three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate.  All in an effort to spread the campaigns message.

I am reminded of this quote from Sir Winston Churchill, “It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.”  And,  that is the danger from reading and watching the political commentary over the next 101 days.  There will be mistakes by both campaigns and candidates, and there will be two or more “surprises” that will have an impact on the election.

We will be watching, listening, researching, asking and reporting on this campaign for the next 101 days.  We will be seeking answers from Mr. Trump and Sec. Clinton on issues important to farmers and ranchers.  You deserve to know their positions on the issues.  You deserve their sincere and honest responses.  And, that is what we will deliver to you.

Stay tuned.