The Problem Is Not the Presidential Candidates

We should always be on guard against presentism, but in this instance I do not hesitate to say that the upcoming presidential election is the most alarming in American history. I can make that statement with confidence because I do not believe the most disturbing aspect of the election is the choice of candidates – even though the two major party nominees present the worst choice the American people have faced in my lifetime (Eisenhower was president when I was born), and perhaps ever.

The reason this is such a frightening election is that the Constitution’s mechanisms for reining in or ousting a rogue president are in tatters.

  • Rex Murphy stated it very well when he said that the American (might as well apply elsewhere) political climate was a swamp. Indeed, when we cease expecting our politicians to be accountable statesmen, we get the muck we are seeing now.

  • Alain

    The “worst choice”? Sorry, but choosing Obama and twice even was a far worse choice than Trump. Actually I can think of many others since Eisenhower, which tells me everything about the writer.

    • Millie_Woods

      And it’s not just “the constitution’s mechanisms for reining in or ousting a rogue president” that are in tatters, it’s the entire constitution. In virtually no way does the US resemble the country or government the founding fathers envisioned. It looks more like the Europe they were trying to escape.

  • Slickfoot The Deplorable

    The worst choice I’ve ever seen was between McCain and Obama… warts and all, I’m voting Trump!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The worst choices I’ve seen were Nixon vs. McGovern and Ford vs. Carter. I was hoping that Romney would terminate Obama, but he rolled over and played dead during the last month of the campaign.

  • V10_Rob

    I have little doubt they’d find the votes to impeach Trump, whether for legitimate reasons or because their globalist puppeteers tell them to. The Democrats will need zero encouragement to back such a motion, and Republicans disown their own if they so much as use the wrong spoon at dinner.

    Clinton on the other hand would be untouchable. Democrats always close ranks and protect their own, regardless of how vile they behave, and Republicans are spineless in the face of leftist name-calling (ie. they’ll be branded as ‘sexist’, just like any opposition to Obama was ‘racist’).