The following isn't how I think you should vote; it just shows my thinking. It exposes my flaws. As a child I've was traumatized by bullies and it sickens me to have to even look at Trump blustering and moving in an intimidating manner.
Like for many women, and for men who have been physically or mentally abused at some time in their life, Trump makes my skin crawl. He renews memories of vile predators who have groped me and treated me as a lesser being. The child in me would like to see all traces of him banished from the media because bullying hits people at an emotional level. I'm not alone in feeling repulsed. Women world-wide are coming out to say that he is causing them to recall past horrible experiences that they had tried to put behind them. We hope that he won't be elected for purely selfish reasons; we have experienced in a most unpleasant way, creeps like him.
I am not that child who was traumatized by bombastic adults, but my dislike of such people has never lessened. On the other hand, it was disobedience, not doing as I was told, that saved my life, and my sanity, and allowed me to triumph while my abusers self-destroyed. So, accept that I’m on the side of the one who hasn't always done as people would like, and I'm prepared to share how traumatized I and many once abused people feel when they see a man who brags about violating the personal space of women.
Any election benefits if there is an independent to step forward. It also keeps the two party system in line if the independents can swing the outcome of the election.
I love the Australian system where it is the party that is voted into power, not the leader. Party members can also cross the floor and vote with the opposition. The prime minister is a servant, not a ruler. They can be voted out by the party, at any time, if there is sufficient reason.
Like, Hillary Clinton, by the age of sixty-nine, I was no saint, but I was good at my work, and striving to work ethically and give to my community. I respect her work ethics, even if she isn't popular. I think that I would also want to delete all my private emails and not want the world to read them. Who wouldn't? I don't think that our prime minister's spouse has ever been asked to reveal all their private emails. It seems rather cloak and dagger and negates the right to the freedom of everyone to have a private life.
She was a good lawyer and defended a rapist, (when that was her job), and deleted private communication, (I'd do it too) and turned up to pay her respects to others while ill, (admirable - if unwise) and has a spouse who has flaws, (irrelevant to her career) and stands by them. The issues that are our weaknesses are also our strengths. I'd be considering my country's future when voting.
Shouldn't we be pleased that she can take the heat when it's turned up? I'd have caved under a fraction of that pressure, and so would you, so I'd be no good in either a war room or a peace negotiation. You could not find a stronger representative in a crisis. I'm not saying she is the best person you could have had. Personally I liked Berrnie for his humanitarian attitudes and concern for the world our generation leaves behind, Given he is out of the race, I'm focusing on the the positives of the only qualified candidate in the race.
I do not have a fraction of the negotiation or statesperson ability of Hillary Clinton, but I know that no successful business person has ever made 100% perfect decisions. Would anyone stand up to a scrutiny of all they have done over seven decades? I dislike the focus of mud-raking of the political elections. Surely the focus should be on the now and the future. Trump sounded as if he would make a great dictator with his "you'd be in jail," as if that decision would be his. That made me shudder.
As a humanitarian, I find the concept of one person being superior, or believing that they are superior, to another person wrong. I try to give everyone respect, which is no doubt why I have friends from a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds.
Despite my trying to respect everyone, I fail.
If a person is a bullying, misogynist bigot, I'd prefer to not give them the time of day. I would only do so if intimidated by fear. I do not want to feel fear of people again. So I'd love for Trump to disappear. I know that is childish. Trump brings back memories of being a frieghtend child or young woman in many people. We don't want to even be as close as the image on a television set of people who use intimidating words and mannerisms to attempt to dominate another. Trump offends me on all fronts.
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