We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So the weekend before the first presidential debate, four major news publications all print the same story, the content and tone of which (calling out one candidate over the other as a serial liar) Stelter concedes is “extraordinary,” and it’s all just a “coincidence” with no coordination between the publications and certainly none with the campaign? Uh huh.
There is nothing that requires you to be a professional politician to run for the Presidency. And there is nothing that says the corrupt media gets to determine who is qualified. That's what the American voter gets to decide.
So what gives, why is it different this time around? Are voters, en masse, actually seeing through the same ole, same ole that has been recycled and rehashed ad nauseum for decades? Millions, upon millions have been spent trashing DJT. It is no wonder that HRC is questioning why she isn't ahead by 50 points. It must be embarrassing for her. Are that many voters tuning out the media; I admit I haven't listened to or watched a political ad for a decade, well, with the exception of the NRA and the Energy ads.
As for fitness to be president, why would anyone find a glib wonk who reads and regurgitates white papers to be exceptional. They are a dime a dozen. You know the type; they are the college graduate who comes into Daddy's factory and screws things up because they have no idea how things actually get done or who does them. A certain level of intelligence matters, yes, but a wonk's skillset or even expertise does not necessarily translate into innovative, creative, inspiring, or accomplished. In short, a wonk is not necessarily capable of leadership, vision, problem solving, weighing risks, or executive ability.
It's been my experience that they don't necessarily get the big picture when they get bogged down in the details and over value minutia. I do expect a President to have a sense of history but don't care if the president can name all the provinces in China.
The crooked media's crooked favorite:
A politician who gets rich selling out government decisions, access to government action, taking "donations" from dictatorial regimes affected by government actions. All on a small government salary. $150 million alone from Russians for not blocking he sale of major western uranium assets. Million$ for "speeches".....Protects a brutal rapist and claims a beaten-comatose 12 year-old girl wanted it...
The crooked media's nemesis:
A private real estate developer who gets rich building buildings, resorts, entertainment venues.
Neither is a "wonk". The media claims only one is evil. One IS evil.