(I tweeted all this earlier, but I’m including it here too.)
I’m not particularly fond of Hillary Clinton, but I get angry hearing people say she and Donald Trump are equally bad. Not even close.
Don’t believe me? Let’s start with this from conservative writer Conor Friedersdorf:
To regard [Clinton & Trump] as equivalently bad candidates for the presidency isn’t just absurd, it is reckless.
Still don’t believe me? Here’s Jamelle Bouie on Trump undermining US democracy & possibly inciting racial violence:
Violence and intimidation” incited by Trump “will be against the chief targets of [his] campaign: people of color.
Still don’t believe me? How about this from conservative writer and former-George-W.-Bush speechwriter David Frum. Frum on voting Clinton:
You’re not doing it for her. The vote you cast is for the republic and the Constitution.
Still don’t believe me? Here’s Seth Meyers:
One candidate is bad at email. The other is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic, ignorant, serial-lying, swindling, narcissistic man-baby.
Is either candidate a great choice? No. But they are nowhere close to being equally bad. And only one—Hillary—is qualified to be president.