If you are a Donald Trump fan, you don’t need to be persuaded to vote for him over Hillary Clinton. But for those who are not high on either candidate and haven’t yet made up their minds, Glenn Reynolds makes a strong argument for Trump in USA Today. Briefly put, Trump is the less dangerous choice.
You should read the whole thing, which is copiously supported with links. Here are some excerpts:
“Someone somewhere should have told her no.” Those are the words of a Clinton ally quoted in a roundup of Democratic reactions to Hillary Clinton’s FBI news by congressional newspaper The Hill. …
Someone, somewhere, should have told her no. Well, yes. But who? That was the problem with Secretary of State Clinton, and it will be a bigger problem with a President Clinton. Because, by all appearances, nobody tells Clinton no, and Clinton has no compunction about breaking the rules when it suits her purposes.
Thus the Clinton Foundation became a global money-laundering and influence-peddling organization without precedent in American history. … And to make sure that nobody found out what was going on, Clinton ran her own homebrew server operation designed to ensure that Freedom of Information Act requests turned up nothing — and even President Obama, rather than saying no, went along, sending her emails at her non-government address under a fake name.
It won’t be that way with a President Trump. This isn’t because Trump is any less arrogant than Clinton (though it would be hard to be more arrogant). It’s because more people will be willing to tell Trump no. The civil service, which leans overwhelmingly Democratic, won’t be bending over backwards to do his will. The press can’t stand him. And the Congress, even if controlled by the GOP, won’t support him if he misbehaves because so many Republicans dislike him, too.
The truth is, neither one of our leading candidates for president is a paragon of virtue. But only one of them has already made a habit of flouting the law while in office, selling favors and escaping the consequences, and only one of them is likely to be able to pull it off from the White House.
Glenn does a great service by bringing solid facts and arguments to the middle-of-the-road Americans who read USA Today.