What to say about this election has been vexing me all week. Most of us are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the candidates. Each has failures in their past, though the character deficits are strikingly different and cannot be compared on the same scale.
What I find most interesting and most disturbing about this election cycle is the process people are using to decide who to vote for. It is anything but a careful, rational analysis that weighs the pros and cons of each candidate’s positions on the issues, their governing philosophy, and their party platform. I’ve looked at both candidates this way and see interesting proposals from each one.
More than any other election in recent memory, this one is being conducted primarily on character and personal values. Perhaps we’re more aware than ever that campaign promises don’t mean that much, in comparison, to wondering whether the next President, sitting in the Oval Office next to the red phone, will start World War III after a temper tantrum.
Behind this change in attitude is a new voting bloc. I’d like to look at the newly identified voting block that Donald Trump has brought together. (read the rest here)