By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a brief email message overnight from a friend who lives way Down Under in South Australia.
We have a coarse metaphor in this country to describe a disagreement with an obstinate person…
On the context of the debate, it would go something like this:
“Debating Donald Trump is like wrestling a pig in shit. After a while you realise the pig enjoys it … “
Seriously, where do you all go from here?
My friend casts a keen and discerning eye on U.S. politics and he and I have been sharing thoughts over many years now about the presidential candidacy and the presidency of Donald John Trump.
He is a learned and astute political observer. He asks a question that should trouble all Americans who are concerned and troubled by what we witnessed Tuesday when Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden sought to “debate” the issues of the day.
They didn’t debate anything. Trump dragged the proceeding straight into the gutter right off the top. Meanwhile, in this age of worldwide reach, our allies in places like Australia witnessed it right along with us. They, too, are embarrassed for us and ashamed of us for the so-called quality of political discourse we are receiving.
To answer my friend’s question about “where do you all go from here?” I would respond only by saying is that we need to vote the numbskull president out of office.