I cannot understand why some people would still be undecided how to vote at this late stage. But I thought another method of highlighting the deserving candidate was probably needed to actually make the winner very clear to all.
While I was feeling calm and relaxed yesterday, I remembered something very clever that I read and decided to try it out here today. I have listed the main attributes of the two presidential candidates, but deliberately omitted their names and changed a major factor too. Suspend all knowledge of the two men and focus only on the two personalities listed below.
Candidate 1 - White
A former president of the Harvard Law Review
A charismatic, eloquent speaker
Very bright, articulate and disciplined
Has run a tightly controlled, efficient and focused campaign
Believes he's done his best with the mess he was left
Gets most of his campaign money from the internet and grassroots members
Clearly a people person who is calm, unflappable and presidential
Has only married once, and clearly loves his wife
His wife graduated from Harvard Law School
Vice president is skilled in foreign affairs and politically mature; very supportive and a team player
Rallies are attended by hundreds of thousands of motivated happy followers
Rallies are fully diverse with people from all cultures and walks of life
Support driven by the youth and middle aged groups.
Candidate 2 - Black
As head of investment company, he laid of thousands of workers. Believes in firing rather than hiring
Most of campaign donations come from wealthy donors, part of the 53% of the population he cares about
An inveterate liar, he finds it hard to tell the truth about situations.
Very inconsistent and mercenary. Changes constantly to suit expectations and the circumstance.
Avoids US taxes by setting up companies abroad
A former governor, his state ranked 47th out of 50 in job creation. He also vetoed a minimum wage increase to $8 per hour.
He called the Occupy Wall Street movement 'dangerous' and called for taxes on the poor to prevent them being a 'liability'.
He wants to see Roe v Wade overturned
His wife says he has mental issues
He knows very little on foreign policies and even opposed troop withdrawal from iraq
Rallies tend to attract only Black supporters who express fear of the opposition becoming president
Rallies tend to be bigoted, monocultural and extremely divisive
Based purely on what is listed for both candidates, which one would you genuinely vote for?
And if it is different from what you might have thought about the genuine candidates, what accounts for that difference?
How much does each candidate conforms to expectations?
Over to you!
(Based on an idea by Eric Zorn)