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Next two weeks in the campaign might be very productive and pleasant

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Oct 23, 2016 at 01:34

Dear Dr Pipes,

I believe that the last two weeks of this election season may turn out to be very productive and pleasant. Lot of good can happen. Here is my list:

1. Mrs Clinton's will play even more safe and will not do many meetings, press conferences, debates or anything else. She will play safe and wait for her victory.

2. Media is also more or less convinced that Trump has lost and so they will not go after Mr Trump with as much venom as they went thus far. So Mr Trump wil not have to defend himself against his treatment of women.

3. No more debates are left. Debate is the worst thing for a genuine candidate. In election time debates rehearsed behavior wins over genuine actions. So win or lose Mr Trump now stay true to his self and does not have to deal with Mrs Clinton.

4. Almost every one acknowledged that on the matters of substance Mr Trump acted beter than Mrs Clinton during debates. In this election Mr Trump has consistently shown that he can attack tough issues head-on. So in the remaining two weeks, Mr Trump can present his ideas to the people without being encumbered by biased journalists, career politicians, and super-smart pundits. In this age of you tube he can spread his message as far ans as wide as he pleases.

The net effect of this is that in the next 2 weeks we will get a direct no-spin description of the problems faced by our country from a man who has nothing to lose and nothing to gain.

It does not matter whether Mr Trump wins or loses on November 8. He has already served his purpose. Not one of the 600 career politicians in Washington can now look in a mirror and pat his back that they did a good job.Mr Trump's success thus far tells every single bureaucrat and politician in Washington that they got an F grade from American voters.

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