I was supposed to be a delegate to the GOP convention, but I decided not to go. I’d vote for Trump, but I wasn’t going to sing his praises. It felt rude to go to Cleveland and say negative things about him on the air. I watched from home, and I said at the time that I still wanted him to win but doubted he could.
Then Trump lost control of himself and his message. He veered recklessly off track, attacking an American judge for his Mexican heritage, criticizing a war hero’s family, questioning the legitimacy of the election and otherwise raising questions about his judgment. If this race were about change, Clinton or policy, Trump could win it. But he made it about himself. Because he is one of the most unpopular people ever to run for president, that was a big mistake.
But then there’s the alternative. Nothing will change if Clinton is elected, and that’s the problem.
Clinton ran to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s left to win the Democratic primary, so why trust her now to move to the more sensible center? Then again, because she is so unprincipled, that’s probably exactly what she’ll do. For the Iraq War. Against the surge. Open borders. Closed borders. Against trade deals she used to support. What difference does it make? This is who Clinton is. It’s why she is also among the most unpopular people ever to run for president.