To the winner goes the gridlock
If we were electing a king in November rather then a president, I have no doubt either of the main candidates could get all of their programs accomplished. However, the last time I looked, we still live in a republic which means our laws are made by our elected representatives which we call Congress (“Gridlock in Congress may presage more of the same to come,” Sept. 30).
Given this form of government, it really makes no difference which candidate is elected. Either’s chances of getting anything accomplished is practically nil. A Hillary Clinton victory will do nothing but continue the gridlock in our ineffective Congress. Donald Trump can’t get support from many of his Republican colleagues, and he hasn’t even been elected yet.
Why don’t we start discussing how things will get accomplished after our favorite candidate wins. Isn’t the real issue electing a Congress that works for all of us regardless of political party? I don’t think our founding fathers saw political gridlock as a form of government.