For John, BLUF: Well, we still have to endure the debates. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the pen of Cartoonist Scott Adams (Dilbert, back on 15 September, we have a comment on Mr Trump vs Mrs Clinton. Here is how it starts:
Do you remember way—-way—-way—back in July, when the public thought Trump was the candidate they couldn’t trust with the nuclear arsenal? That was before we realized he could moderate his personality on command, as he is doing now. We’re about to enter our fifth consecutive week of Trump doing more outreach than outrage.Remember what Former Sec State Colin Powell said of Mrs Clinton. She is not transformational.
It turns out that Trump’s base personality is “winning.” Everything else he does is designed to get that result. He needed to be loud and outrageous in the primaries, so he was. He needs to be presidential in this phase of the election cycle, so he is.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has revealed herself to be frail, medicated, and probably duplicitous about her health. We also hear reports that she’s a drinker with a bad temper. Suddenly, Clinton looks like the unstable personality in this race. Who do you want controlling the nuclear arsenal now?
You probably thought Trump was the bigot in this contest, until Clinton called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.” That’s the point at which observers started to see a pattern. Trump has been consistently supportive of American citizens of all types – with the exception of the press and his political opponents. The main targets of Trump’s rhetoric are the nations that compete against us. In stark contrast, Clinton turned her hate on American citizens. That’s the real kind of hate. Trump is more about keeping America safe and competing effectively in the world. That is literally the job of president.
Why is that important? Because those folks out in the hinterlands want change. That is why they voted for Tea Party folks in 2012 and 2014. That is why they voted for Mr Trump in 2016. And, if they don't see change they will go for someone in 2020 who will bring change.
Mr Trump, on the other hand, can transform himself and, many voters believe, can transform the nation. If you like the status quo, go with Hillary. If not, then The Donald is your candidate. Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — CliffPosted September 15th, 2016 @ 10:49am in #Trump Clinton