Given that there are so many of you out there who haven’t gotten enough election coverage during the past one and a half years, allow me to share my favorite commentator during this cycle: Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert.
As a general rule, my wife and I have stood back and watched this year’s race unfold, vacilating between amusment, disgust, shock, awe — the whole gamut of emotions. We started out litterally LOLing back in June of 2015 when we both posited “what if” it comes down to Clinton vs Trump. Now with less than 24 hours till Election Day, we’re resigned to seeing someone who’s less than our ideal elected.
Amidst all the punditry (think Fox News, CNN, The NY Times, WAPO, the Debates, SNL, etc), Scott Adams has offered the most fascinating perspective I’ve come across. If you’re willing to read him with an open mind, I think you’ll agree. I’ve enjoyed following his train of thought all year:
- June 5, 2016 – My Endorsement for President of the United States
- June 19, 2016 – How to Un-Hypnotize a Rabid Anti-Trumper
- June 28, 2016 – Persuasion Update: Clinton Vs. Trump
- July 11, 2016 – When Persuasion Turns Deadly
- July 22, 2016 – My Opinion of Trump’s Convention Speech
- July 23, 2016 – Clinton’s VP Pick
- August 3, 2016 – Clinton Takes the Persuasion Lead
- August 12, 2016 – The Greatest Cognitive Dissonance Trap of All Time
- September 25, 2016 – Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump
Now, I’ll stop sharing links before I link to all the posts on his blog, let me just say that if you haven’t read him, it bears to go back in Scott’s archives so you can get a feel for his perspective. Then, once you do, read his post from last week, Unhypnotizing a Clinton Supporter, and let me know what you think.
Final thought: As divisive as these campaigns have been portrayed in the news, I’ve actually found that this election has given me more things in common with people on both sides of the aisle. Since so many of us don’t like either candidate, we don’t take things so personally when either is attacked. From my perspective, it has made civily talking about politics a much more frequent occurrence. In the same vein, that’s why I’m sharing Scott’s blog with you today.
Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press