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this is a hold your nose election

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Submitted by Ghilemini (United States), Jul 22, 2016 at 11:03

While I have the highest respect for Prof. Pipes, he should respect the fact that Trump galvanized a portion of the electorate that felt forgotten and convinced them to vote for a billionaire. He is right; Trump is outre in every respect and will never be president of the oxford debating society.

Conversely, in a time in which society is fraying at the edges, in which Islamic radicalism is running wild and American global leadership is needed, Trump is arguably a better answer than the utterly compromised Mrs. Clinton. Mrs. Clinton will have the likes of Huma Abedin and Sidney Blumenthal whispering in her ear, Trump's Sec. State will be Bolton.

I could go on but what is the point. After 15 years of a mismanaged war against global Islamic terrorists groups, one thing is certain, Trump can at least formulate the idea of victory and Mrs. Clinton will be asking Egypt to let the Muslims Brotherhood out of prison (where they belong).

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