I have never seen a person draw so much negative press as Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign. Anyone who wants and article to draw “hits” will just put “Trump” in the title. He is a lightning rod for every fear traditional politicians can imagine. He is like an extraterrestrial to the powers-that-be.
The only possible exception is Hillary Clinton; she embodies the body politic, but does not have the confidence of the people. Her ingrained, “House of Cards” mentality, leaves doubt about her at every turn. After all, she is not the most qualified candidate for president, ever, no matter how many times her supporters proclaim it.
And so it is; article after article, interview after interview, debate after debate, no substantive idea can stand the blizzard of hysteria the press and the parties have created.
The failure of either party to produce a clear-thinking, charismatic, appealing candidate is sad. We are partisan couch potatoes, stuck in our recliners, left with a broken remote, stuck on the TV reality show, “Survivor, White House.”
I have read dozens of online articles naming Trump and Clinton without finding anything valuable or substantive. Opinion, after opinion, after opinion. The absence of information without spin is a yawning chasm.
I have seen diatribe, tirade, harangue, ad hominem attack, denunciation, fulmination, polemic, condemnation, censure, invective, and criticism – about what? Inflated imbroglios and peccadillos?
On top of that, I have grudgingly witnessed both candidates bloviate about themselves without humility, honesty, or remorse.
“Wasted days and wasted nights,” as the song goes.
We are in trouble no matter who wins this election; neither candidate is forthright, honest, and humble enough to lead our government. Why? Because no really good candidate will run the gauntlet that politics has become.