From Francis Menton in the Manhattan Contrarian:
Let’s face it – all the candidates are imperfect. I don’t even hope for an election in which that won’t be true. All the candidates are running precisely because they want to be able to exercise big power for what they see as the good; and I see the concentration of too much power in one place as the biggest problem and the antithesis of the good. But it’s possible for a candidate to envision spheres of life that are better left to the private sector, or even the states, rather than to an all-knowing, perfect federal government. If either Bernie or Hillary has ever harbored such a thought, I’ve never seen or heard about it. Both of them see the federal government as an unalloyed force for fairness, justice, goodness, and the solution to every human problem (with enough taxing, spending, and regulations). Trump? Yes, he has an overblown sense of his own ability to fix everything by doing the right “deals.” But at the same time, he has expressed at least some reservations about the all-perfectness of the federal government.
FoxNews breaks down Americans’ imperfect choice here:
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