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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:42 PM Mar 2016

The Worst of All Worlds [View all]


What could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than a match between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?

If you had asked me four years ago to concoct the most dispiriting and debilitating 2016 presidential campaign, I might have said, “Start with a political family; find a scandal-scarred creature of Washington addicted to 20th-century identity politics.”

“Now find a vacuous outsider; somebody who reflects the worst of modern politics and culture. A celebrity would be perfect. Better yet, a reality star who is famous for being famous, a social media whore, a boor, a bully who traffics in old hates via new technologies.”

I might have picked Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump. What could be worse for a creaky, cancerous political system than what the Democratic and Republican parties are brewing up? Nothing really. This is as bad as it gets.

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The Worst of All Worlds [View all] Pryderi Mar 2016 OP
Yup gcomeau Mar 2016 #1
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