While some national polls show a close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the more important Electoral College map shows a decided edge to the former secretary of state. Barring some act of God, Hillary Clinton will be our nation’s 45th commander in chief and first Madam President.
But a Clinton blowout in the Electoral College, coupled with a narrow win in the popular vote, would nevertheless be a bad thing. Donald J. Trump, for both the good of our country and that of the world, needs to lose in the biggest popular vote landslide in modern presidential history.
A humiliating loss is the only way for our country to heel from the cancer Trump has spread throughout our great nation over the past 15 months. A crushing defeat is the best way for all the peoples of the world to be reassured Americans have not gone completely loco. It needs to be made abundantly clear that Trump’s appeal to racists, sexists, misogynists and xenophobes was limited to a narrow group of intolerant Americans.
Republicans, over the years, but especially during the Obama presidency, have been hell-bent on fear mongering and political gridlock. This strategy has caused the public to grow frustrated and lose confidence in the institutions of government.
Today, the very fabric of our society seems to have been pulled apart. Many people have come to believe the government no longer works for them. This has forced the public to lash out in unexpected ways … with devastating consequences. This is what has led to the rise of a horrible political candidate, and human being, … Donald Trump.
For the good of all things decent, Trump not only needs to loss the election but he also needs to be humiliated at the polls. The Trump brand needs to become synonymous with losing on an epic scale, as in “that candidate got Trumped!” The name that was once associated with style and glamour needs to be permanently attached to gutter politics at the lowest level.
If the unimaginable were to happen (Trump wins in November), it would send shock waves throughout the world. It would pose the single greatest security threat to our nation and to an increasingly fragile planet. But even a narrow lose would powerfully proclaim that all those underhanded political tactics of creating gridlock and sowing the seeds of frustration and division are still successful strategies.
The GOP would not, once and for all, learn its lesson.
We need a decisive Trump repudiation in order to return our political system to balance and restore public trust in our government. An annihilating defeat of one of our nation’s greatest con artists would not only dispatch a dangerous demagogue, but it would also go a long way toward restoring the proper functioning of our democracy.
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