The Clin­ton-Trump tragi­com­edy

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - Ottawa, On­tario RON WOOTTERS Lam­bertville, New Jersey

I am a reg­is­tered in­de­pen­dent voter and am hop­ing I will soon awaken from a bad dream that is rapidly turn­ing into a night­mare. We have two can­di­dates run­ning for pres­i­dent of the United States of Amer­ica. One is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the FBI, and the other seems to be caught up in a Twit­ter ob­ses­sion as he sits on his golden throne each morn­ing tweet­ing any­thing that comes into his head.

The Clin­tons should be kept as far away from the power of the pres­i­dency as pos­si­ble. With Hil­lary Clin­ton’s past and present bag­gage, one would think her op­po­nent would have al­most too much ma­te­rial to work with. So how and why is Don­ald Trump be­ing drawn into lit­tle squab­bles that put Mrs. Clin­ton on the of­fen­sive and make him look like a de­fen­sive ninny?

If this elec­tion were a bad movie it would prob­a­bly go some­thing like this: A per­son wants to be pres­i­dent, but he or she has too much bag­gage to be suc­cess­ful in a gen­eral elec­tion. Thus a plan is hatched with a very wealthy close friend who says he will run as a can­di­date with the op­pos­ing party and at­tempt to take out all of the other can­di­dates dur­ing the pri­maries. That done, he will go into self-de­struct mode five months prior to the gen­eral elec­tion, en­sur­ing vic­tory for his friend.

Could there be a good end­ing to this bad movie? The rich friend could get elected any­way, and if he doesn’t (or can’t) do the job as pres­i­dent, Congress would have no prob­lem with im­peach­ment.

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