A tale of two campaigns

Friday night is political dumping ground time.  Wikileaks released two thousand e-mails demonstrating the duplicity of Hillary Clinton in governance and personal integrity.  Meanwhile, the Washington Post provides video and audio showing the vulgarity and crudity of Donald Trump related to his behavior with women.  Since a video is easier to understand and catches the senses more strongly, this will get far more play during the weekend.

Trump’s video apology last night is insufficient to end the fall-out.  Talking about the biases of the press and media will not blunt the effect.  Yet, this demonstrates a well-known deficiency of Trump.  Clinton, meanwhile, will skate through this further information related to her private deals with Wall Street operatives.

Some Republican politicians will run from him now, as Paul Ryan has canceled his joint event with Trump.  Likewise, Jason Chaffetz has withdrawn his endorsement.  Others will follow, as they fear that his language will affect their futures.

There is no excuse for the derogatory and insulting language that Trump has used in the past.  It is too late for him to defend or deflect from this talk.  Instead, he should recognize that his statement last night is insufficient.  He should give a live statement on this issue and his taxes and then take questions from the press in a full press conference.  If he is truly remorseful for this kind of talk, the people will be forgiving, but his pride has prevented him from such apologies.  Then the Sunday debate will not be focused on these issues.  This is the time for Trump’s humility and humanity to be seen by the voters.

Hillary, on the other hand, has been shown to be two different people.  Her support by Bernie Sanders supporters might be weakened, but time will tell.  Her support of open borders is clearly stated and can be exploited on Sunday.  She is unlikely to come out and answer these issues clearly and directly, as she had hidden her true policies for years.  Therefore, it is up to Trump to focus on policy differences on Sunday and limit the discussion about his tweeting and conversation, where he is at a disadvantage.

Two different campaigns are rushing to the gutter.  Will either decide that it is time to pick up the discussion and decorum?  Whichever side decides to do this will win the election.  With 30 days remaining, time is running out.  Maybe another Friday dump of material will decide the winner, but the stench of the gutter is proving to be more than the populace can take.

Friday night is political dumping ground time.  Wikileaks released two thousand e-mails demonstrating the duplicity of Hillary Clinton in governance and personal integrity.  Meanwhile, the Washington Post provides video and audio showing the vulgarity and crudity of Donald Trump related to his behavior with women.  Since a video is easier to understand and catches the senses more strongly, this will get far more play during the weekend.

Trump’s video apology last night is insufficient to end the fall-out.  Talking about the biases of the press and media will not blunt the effect.  Yet, this demonstrates a well-known deficiency of Trump.  Clinton, meanwhile, will skate through this further information related to her private deals with Wall Street operatives.

Some Republican politicians will run from him now, as Paul Ryan has canceled his joint event with Trump.  Likewise, Jason Chaffetz has withdrawn his endorsement.  Others will follow, as they fear that his language will affect their futures.

There is no excuse for the derogatory and insulting language that Trump has used in the past.  It is too late for him to defend or deflect from this talk.  Instead, he should recognize that his statement last night is insufficient.  He should give a live statement on this issue and his taxes and then take questions from the press in a full press conference.  If he is truly remorseful for this kind of talk, the people will be forgiving, but his pride has prevented him from such apologies.  Then the Sunday debate will not be focused on these issues.  This is the time for Trump’s humility and humanity to be seen by the voters.

Hillary, on the other hand, has been shown to be two different people.  Her support by Bernie Sanders supporters might be weakened, but time will tell.  Her support of open borders is clearly stated and can be exploited on Sunday.  She is unlikely to come out and answer these issues clearly and directly, as she had hidden her true policies for years.  Therefore, it is up to Trump to focus on policy differences on Sunday and limit the discussion about his tweeting and conversation, where he is at a disadvantage.

Two different campaigns are rushing to the gutter.  Will either decide that it is time to pick up the discussion and decorum?  Whichever side decides to do this will win the election.  With 30 days remaining, time is running out.  Maybe another Friday dump of material will decide the winner, but the stench of the gutter is proving to be more than the populace can take.