28 long, dark nights for America: de Tocqueville on 2016

by awindram

Twenty-eight long, dark nights to go. 

Trump’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “Disloyal R’s are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don’t know how to win – I will teach them! The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!

Clinton’s Daily Twitter Highlight: “I’m really concerned for North and South Carolinians dealing with such dangerous flooding. Please heed the latest warnings & stay safe.

Daily election article of interest:  What would Alexis de Tocqueville have made of the 2016 US Presidential Election?

Assuming de Tocqueville wouldn’t be bleakly eeking out a living as a CNN pundit, the above article is an interesting thought experiment:

“A presidential election in the United States may be looked upon as a time of national crisis,” Tocqueville wrote. “As the election draws near, intrigues intensify, and agitation increases and spreads. The citizens divide into several camps, each behind its candidate. A fever grips the entire nation. The election becomes the daily grist of the public papers, the subject of private conversations, the aim of all activity, the object of all thought, the sole interest of the moment.”