This is the only argument that really matters
We only have one month until Election Day. Barring a catastrophe, the stories about Donald Trump will finally begin to fade and we can slowly readjust to what things were like before this insane man took over one of our two major political parties. And we can finally focus on the stuff that matters, like you know, making America great again.
While stumping for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, the First Lady said:
“A president can’t just pop off or lash out irrationally. And I think we can all agree that someone who’s roaming around at 3 a.m. tweeting should not have their fingers on the nuclear codes.”
One of the hopes of both voters for and against Trump was that he would moderate his political positions and behave in a more presidential manner once he received the nomination. Trump himself promised as much. But with that hope having faded far into the rearview mirror, some are now hoping against hope that if the real estate mogul actually become president, the weight of the office will have a calming effect on him.
But Michelle Obama was having none of that. Having stood next to President Obama for nearly eight years in office, she pointed out that for better and for worse, the person we elect is the same person who ran for office:
“So if a candidate traffics in prejudice, fear and lies on the campaign trail, if a candidate mocks people with disabilities or folks who are sick, if a candidate implies that veterans who serve our countries so bravely are somehow weak because they’re dealing with the wounds of war, if a candidate regularly demeans and humiliates women, making cruel and insulting comments about our bodies, criticizing how we look, how we act, well, sadly, that’s who that candidate really is,” she said in comments carried by Politico. “That’s the kind of candidate they will be. And trust me, a candidate is not going to suddenly change once they are in office.”
Obama also had positive words to say about Hillary Clinton, the need to address social issues like the continued tensions between minority communities and law enforcement and the importance of service. But really, nothing she could have said conveyed the message more powerfully than reminding us that the person on stage asking for your vote is exactly the person who will in a few short months sit in the Oval Office. So, no matter who you support, or oppose, remember that what you see is what you get.