Trump vs. Clinton, It’s not a Personality Contest

When it comes to deciding between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in November, I believe it is important to realize that this is not a personality contest. When you cast your vote, you are indicating who you want to work for you. Personally, I would never voluntarily split a six-pack of beer with either of them. I don’t think I could stand to be around either of them for very long, even without the beer. However, that is not what is important.

The question to ask is: Which of these two people has the experience, knowledge, and other qualifications to do the job. That is the person you should vote for, no matter what you think of the person’s personality.

I don’t mean to discount personality altogether. It is part of the mix. For example, Bill Clinton was able to get his programs through a hostile Congress, despite that fact that many in the House of Representatives hated him so much that they impeached him. Barack Obama, on the other hand, just doesn’t have the force of personality to deal with a hostile Congress.

Of course, if you honestly feel that you cannot vote for either of the leading candidates, you have two other choices. You can simply skip voting for president, or you can throw your vote away as an act of protest by voting for the Libertarian Party. Depending on which state you live in, you may have other choices for throwing your vote away. If you chose this option, give yourself a pat on the back, because no one else will. Most people will not only not support third-party candidates, they will not even know (or care) who those candidates are.