Ok, I’ve tried very hard to stay out of politics this year, but the whole scene is getting so ridiculous that someone has to wade into the sewage and try to make sense out of it.
I’m going to try to boil this down to the most fundamental aspects of the two major choices facing US voters next month.
On the one hand we have Hillary Clinton, a professional lawyer by training.
On the other hand we have Donald Trump, a professional salesman by training.
And right there, in two sentences, I’ve summed up the real difference between the candidates. As a professional salesman, Trump has made a career out of acknowledging that everyone he faces has a choice, and that his job was to do everything in his power to get them to make the choice he preferred, knowing that he wouldn’t ever have a 100% close rate. As a professional defense lawyer, Hillary learned to lie, manipulate facts and (though she was fired for doing so at the Watergate hearings) manufacture false evidence to get the outcome she preferred.
Which person would you rather have running the country – one who believes you have a choice, or one who believes that her viewpoint is the only valid one? The clock is ticking.