“Donald Trump has been made competitive with Hillary Clinton because of a complicit media, the structural and institutional features of America’s two-party system and political culture and the power of white identity politics and racism. ” …. In my mind, there is NO comparison!!
Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
Trump’s candidacy is an ugly joke — but insidious racism and media idiocy have kept him within striking distance
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is a former United States senator and secretary of state with decades of experience as a public servant. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is a real estate developer and reality TV star. He has never held public office. According to new national polling data on the 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton and Trump are in a virtual tie. How did this happen?
There are many reasons. Primarily, both candidates are viewed negatively by large segments of the American public. The U.S. economy has also experienced a relatively anemic recovery (in terms of wages and wealth) from the Great Recession of the George W. Bush years.
Furthermore, the American electorate is highly partisan and polarized. As Election Day in November approaches — and…
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