Originally posted by twhitehead
As KazetNagorra points out, having something in common does not imply having no difference.
You are wrong.
All it really shows is that the alternative is not worth backing. Even you could not say with a straight face that Trump would make a good president. If anything I believe there is a thread in which you clearly state you think Trump would make a worse president than Hillary and that that is why you will vote for him.
Your comments underscore your disconnect with the overwhelming majority of American voters.
Having said that, I don't mean to infer the American voter is somehow sacrosanct, inviolable.
Far from it.
If anything, we can use literally every election since the first candidates "stood" for their fellow countrymen's vote of confidence as exhibit A: nearly without exception, we've gotten it wrong--- in some cases, woefully, completely wrong.
Our choices have been, without exclusion, 'crap' or 'other crap,' but we didn't think once, ever, to say 'no more crap.'
We've just picked the crap without the corn... or, at least: we've tried to.
Trump is another soiled candidate, but he isn't the usual crap.
He represents a break from the usual buffet of crap, running on the strength that he doesn't smell, look, taste, feel like the usual crap.
That's the only reason people are voting for him: he ain't them.
And his landslide victory could be thing which flushes the peddlers of crap right down the drain.
Bush, Inc., Carter, Cliton, et al--- hell: bring Nixon, Carter back from the dead, they'll all say he's not fit to lead.
He'd endorse him.
But then he'd also tell him to keep his head on a swivel, bankroll his own protection and never, ever, never ride in a limousine with the top down.