A candidate who doesn’t know when the election is

Maybe an indication that the actual election is the last thing Donald Trump cares about.

And with new damning revelations being published every day, no wonder he is asking people to vote early.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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2 Responses to A candidate who doesn’t know when the election is

  1. Jared says:

    If there is a silver lining here, it is that many of us now see how vulnerable our political system is to charlatanism, conspiracy theories, and populist unreason on both the Right and the Left. The role that the media has played, rendering us all moths to the Trumpian flame, will be scrutinized for years to come. The truth about us is sobering: We have been playing with our smartphones while hurtling toward the abyss…

    Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the next president of the United States. And, with any luck, she will usher in four years of exquisite boredom. Unfortunately, the toxicity of this campaign seems unlikely to dissipate. There will be a surplus of anger to be discharged—not just among disappointed Trump supporters, but toward them. Those who stood with Trump, as the wrecking ball of his ego swung dangerously through our lives, will likely find that their reputations have been destroyed. I will be surprised if we hear anything from Chris Christie or Rudy Giuliani ever again. Trump himself should be forced into exile the way OJ Simpson was after he was falsely acquitted of two murders. In fact, one might say that a murder has been committed here—of the public good—by a monster of selfishness and self-regard.

    After November, let the shunning of Donald Trump be complete.

    • Thank you for your very elaborate thoughts and observations!

      I would also think that nobody who defended Donald Trump as viciously as Ben Carson should ever return to politics. But I am more worried that two camps will separate more and continue to watch different TV shows, read different newspapers, go to different churches and even universities. It’s almost like a cold war.

      I see the electoral system, which favors two big parties, as one of the reasons of this. It makes politics look more like sports where many people sand by their team even if they don’t like their candidate, just to make the other team lose or at least suffer. In a system with proportional representation, third, fourth and fifth parties would pop up and thrive in an election with two such unpopular candidates. They may still end up in coalition somehow to get a working majority, but at least there will be a corrective.

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