There’s no other way to put this. I’m embarrassed by what this presidential election has become. I feel as if what we are witnessing should be a part of a weirdly dramatic novel about the downfall of American leadership and credibility.

Never in my lifetime did I expect to see someone who has backed and donated to more Democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and the Clintons as the front-runner for the Republican Party.

I did not think that someone who believes in eminent domain and supports Palestine could actually accrue so many “conservative voters.”

I find it sad that a slew of Americans think that “Democratic Socialism” is the answer to our prayers or lack thereof. I think it's nauseating that some of us are still supporting Hillary Clinton, a woman who is under federal investigation.

The fact that a Florida poll found that some 30 percent of Floridians think Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer has caused me to lose all faith in the intelligence of my fellow Americans.

How anyone could sit there and call Rubio out for giving Trump a taste of what he has been serving during this whole race to the General Election is unnerving and hypocritical on so many levels.

The fact that Ben Carson, who in my opinion could have been one of the greatest leaders of the free world, has been completely ignored by the media because his life is not some trashy soap opera is disgusting to me.

All of this is completely wrong. Look at how far we have slipped as a country.

Conservatives are voting for Trump based on celebrity and completely ignoring the fact that he is the farthest thing from a conservative, let alone a Republican.

Our bleeding heart liberals actually think that Sanders has a chance at winning this election, when in reality the DNC has pretty much ensured a landslide victory for Clinton.

None of this is right. Nothing about this election cycle makes sense.

Maybe I’m wrong, and it is like this every time, but this is the first time that I’ve been 100 percent ashamed of both parties’ stupidity and lack of consideration of the facts about each candidate.

It’s humiliating that Trump is now the face of the party that I once identified with, and not because Donald is Donald, but because he brings no conservative values to the table and doesn’t even pretend to want to, and people are still voting for him. This is scary.

When I turned 18, I felt proud that I was now able to vote. I was excited to research candidates and what they stand for and issues and how we the people could change the direction of our country.

It seems like no one else felt that sense of pride. It seems to me that a lot of us are making some very poor decisions this time around, and it’s a very sad thing to see happen.