Monday, November 7, 2016

Charles Krauthammer on Trump

On the eve of the momentous, ridiculous election, I thought I'd quote Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post's strong conservative voice, who can't bring himself to vote for Hillary Clinton. But he's certainly not voting for Donald Trump, either.

Final Days, Awful Choice

"We are entering a period of unprecedented threat to the international order that has prevailed under American leadership since 1945. After eight years of President Obama’s retreat, the three major revisionist powers — Russia, China and Iran — see their chance to achieve regional dominance and diminish, if not expel, U.S. influence.

At a time of such tectonic instability, even the most experienced head of state requires wisdom and delicacy to maintain equilibrium. Trump has neither. His joining of supreme ignorance to supreme arrogance, combined with a pathological sensitivity to any perceived slight, is a standing invitation to calamitous miscalculation."

Exactly. I know who I'm voting for.

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