I wish the United States would have election lengths like Canada and the UK do. Short. Canada’s election lasts all of 5 weeks. That’s it. You have five weeks to impress upon the Canadian public that you should be Prime Minister, and if you can’t, then you don’t win. You don’t start campaigning a year and half from the election. In the UK, I think it’s a couple of months. I understand that in theory, a lengthy campaign season is supposed to separate the wheat from the chaff, so that the strongest two candidates go up against one another for the Presidency, but it also means that we see month after month after month of bullshit and stupidity and more bullshit, and my ability to stomach that much bovine excrement is slowly coming to a middle. Donald Trump makes me sick to my fucking stomach, but at least Hillary Clinton, who I don’t care for all that much, doesn’t make me want to vomit. That’s a sad state of affairs though, wouldn’t you say? Our options are between an ambulatory merkin with fascist tendencies and someone who isn’t great, but at least isn’t Benito Mussolini with a tan and a combover.
Just as an aside, can someone explain to me why veterans are supporting a man who said John McCain was a loser for being captured? I don’t like John McCain, and I don’t like his politics, and I especially hate that he foisted Sarah Palin on us when we did nothing to deserve such a horrific fate, but the absolute last thing I would ever do is call him a loser for being a POW. In any sane, rational country, that would have been the end of Drumpf’s Presidential ambitions right there, but no, not here.