A Moment of Relative Calm, Or, Jump Ball for the Presidency?
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"Politics, whatever its professions, had always been the systematic organization of hatreds."
'The Education of Henry Adams'
The line above, one of the more cynical pronouncements in the grandson and great-grandson of Presidents masterpiece of American letters, seems more accurate than ever as we move well into the final week of this most toxic of presidential campaigns. Of course, it's only partly true when America is anywhere near its best. Which we clearly are not.
We all know Donald Trump's inimitable contributions. With the race nationally looking like a statistical dead heat, Hillary Clinton is pulling out the stops on negative campaigning. As discussed at the beginning of the week, she has decided against a positive close, quite possibly a grave error with polling indicating that her level of unpopularity now matches Trump's and her credibility has slumped beneath his.
President Obama, still rather popular, who does have a decided gift for
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