OK, Idaho, we’re 90-some days out from the 2016 presidential election on Nov. 8. By my estimation we’re at mach something in the political polarization airspace — meaning certain people have stopped speaking to each other because of who they support, and the legions of those who are undecided are still not ready to commit.
So, I have some questions about the two leading candidates who, according to the polls, we really don’t trust:
▪ I would like Trump supporters to tell me why he is their guy. Given every misstep, every pledge, promise and flip-flop, why the Donald? What advice would you offer him to win over the undecided?
▪ I would like Clinton supporters to give me the No. 1 reason why they support her (and “because she is not Trump” is not a good reason). She gets “bumps” from events and conventions and by capitalizing on Trump’s troubles — but why does the gravity of perceived dishonesty keep weighing her down? What should Hillary Clinton do to win over the undecided?
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▪ If you are going to vote for the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, write somebody’s name in on your ballot, or sit this one out, please cite some reasons.
▪ And, finally, what do you think the chances are that one of these candidates will show up in Idaho before the election?