As Donald Trump’s numbers plummet, we could bask in the sense that America has finally woken up to what they were supporting. On the other hand, we could ask: “what took you so long?” The reality, however, is that this election is far from over and that he happens to be running against another incredibly unpopular candidate, possibly combining for the worst presidential election in memory (maybe ever). Never before have the American people had to choose between two candidates they liked less. Sure, there was Bush vs. Gore, which pitted a misfiring Vice President against an abject buffoon, but their positivity ratings were never near the depths we are currently experiencing.
Nonetheless, it does look like a second Clinton presidency is becoming increasingly popular with each passing day. And this could be good for our democracy, at least putting a puncture in the right-wing talking heads that have had far too much influence on American democracy since the first Clinton entered office 24 years ago. Unfazed by his slumping figures, with even stalwart red states currently in play, Trump has decided to go all the way with his bellicose, largely unhinged campaign strategy, going as far as to hire a Breitbart executive as his campaign manager (NYT).
In just the past few weeks of a meltdown that seemed to immediately follow his rise to a marginal lead in the polls after the GOP Convention, here are some of the outlandish things the Republican nominee for our highest office has said:
And so all Hillary Clinton needs to do, at the moment, is do damage control on the many “scandals” that surround her and look as sane as possible. Even among her most vociferous critics, it is hard to find many who would argue she is not that …