You cannot help but feel sorry for the average American voter this year, even if there’s no denying the Americans brought the whole thing on themselves. With that said it is rather fascinating that the vast country’s huge population failed to produce a single worthy, able and unsullied candidate, wouldn’t you say?
Only days left before the election it would seem that FBI director (and Republican) James Comey’s untimely disclosure last Friday rid Hillary Clinton of her modest poll advantage, leaving the Americans with what appears to be a nerve-racking close race – and an outcome that could go either way.
And still more revelations may yet remain to occur, steering the opinion in one direction or the other, but boy am I glad I’m not American. Should I, however, be one, I expect my attitude towards all kinds of isms to be the same, be it Nazism, Communism, Putinism or Trumpism (even if the latter two may be hard to distinguish).
Seeing as I have yet to hear of Clintonism – and taking America’s long overdue need for a female president into account, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that Clinton, despite her numerous flaws and crimes, ought to prevail. Cosindering, after all, the alternative.
Should the scale however tip in favour of her opponent, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised. Granted I never thought the Americans would elect George W. Bush president, certainly not a second time. Then again who would have thought the Italians willing to keep themselves with a PM the likes of Silvio Berlusconi, for years on end – or that Norwegian voters would secure a right-wing government?
I never did, but that didn’t prevent the inevitable outcome, as I’m sure it won’t this time around, but I do know this:
Various isms have risen, just as certainly as they have fallen, even if they invariably wreaked havoc, just as I’m convinced Trumpism will. Only difference, of course, is that no nation of such immeasurable power ever succumbed to isms, which is going to be an interesting experience, to say the least.
Regardless the outcome, I shan’t be surprised.