Who will lead our world?
Did you watch the debate? Or were you hung up on the Jays?
I was knee deep in the prior – and the horror of it. Locker room.
Now take in to account that I have a cold and am up to my eyeballs in Nyquil, but even those meds, and a head full of snot, I’m still in shock.
I was on Twitter gauging the situation. ISIS. Bill Clinton. Iraq. Mike Pence. Taxes. So hard to know where to begin.
And yet I come away with a sense of hopefulness – and a sense of dread.
Hopeful that with so many prominent Republicans denouncing Trump, and rescinding their support, in light of the horrific tape of 11 years ago, that the final nail in in the coffin has been hammered home.
Dread, because it seems that there’s a vast swath of the American population who actually continue to believes Trump is qualified to be President of the United States, and thus leader of the free world.
This is a man who treats women like possessions, doesn’t pay his taxes (because he was apparently able to; the brilliant businessman apparently lost 1 billion dollars in the mid 90’s and has been able to use this loss as a write off for 20 plus years) and profiles people both racially and religiously.
He has no understanding of foreign policy. In fact while listening to him it’s hard to even believe he could pick out on a map most of the countries he’s talking about.
He has the attention span of a gnat.
His only real interest is self-promotion: he continuously mentions his business and real estate holdings in debates. He doesn’t seem to understand the US Constitution.
Forget the fact that he clearly has no respect for it. He has not once been able to detail any plan of action either domestically or internationally. He wants to tear up trade deals. He insults foreign allies and chums up to people like Vladimir Putin.
I am hoping that the polls are right – and that Trump is spiralling downward. Polls scare me, and as does the fact that many people cannot be bothered to vote.
Now more than ever, votes matter. As much as people do not like Hillary Clinton, she is a smart woman, and a respected leader. She has experience.
If the biggest problem you have with her is a private email server and some big fees for speaking engagements, – get over it.
If you have friends in the States, let them know that the world is watching. And yes, we are judging.
I’m hoping I breathe a sigh of relief on November 9th.
But I take nothing for granted.