The 2016 election is not about the continuity of governance, not about more of the same. It's about the destruction of the old political system. It is either about the reform of Washington or it is nothing. In that struggle neither Trump nor Hillary can emerge from this wreck with a stable mandate because the forces on either side are so evenly matched.Washington doesn't want to be reformed. And we're going to continue to see crises. So who do you like?
They will become either transitional figures or, in the face of crisis, authoritarian ones. Because America is so close to a 50-50 split, the new president must either accommodate or purge, become the president of both sides or the leader of one.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Richard "Wretchard" Fernandez: