And an investigation doesn't imply guilt or innocence. Just that there's sufficient evidence to investigate. The conclusion of "Hillary managed email terribly" should already be baked into assumptions, and shouldn't be a change at this point. I mean, it probably plays well into existing narratives, but it's not THAT shocking. And Comey's actions are not particularly weird.
KnightExemplar wrote:Hell, I watched as Trump played "guess and check" for several weeks to figure out exactly what the Republican viewpoint was on abortion. (Women should be punished if they get abortions! Oh wait, thats bad? Erm... I mean, something something... make America Great Again!) Trump is a policy-shifting snake who guess-and-checked his way to his current positions.
Yeah. That's the key, really. Him approaching the abortion issue looked like a naïve pro-choice person attempting to don the strawman of what he thought pro-life people want. It was...really awkward.
He's just shifting to whatever seems to be popular. He'll keep doing the same. If, once president, a bunch of people yell really loudly for something stupid, I do not expect him to maintain prior positions, or loyalty to the base that elected him, or anything else. He'll do whatever seems like a good idea at the time, with fairly little thought devoted to it. That's highly worrisome.
It means you're not actually getting a basket of policies, regardless of if he's supporting them now.
Liri wrote:I voted on Tuesday. I was the 6931st or something at my polling station. It does feel good to have it out of the way.
The BBC had an article on low voter turnout in the US. They interviewed one young woman who said she wasn't voting because she didn't know enough about the candidates' positions, rather than learning more about them...
I would be mortified giving an answer like that. What a stupidly lazy route to take.
Edit: Here's the article.
It is lazy, but it's also honest. I'd rather people did this than not research and vote anyways. And a LOT of people do that. The best scenario is where everyone educates themselves and votes, but short of that, I'll take honesty.