(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Donald Trump has now won the delegates needed to give him the Republican presidential nomination. The Bernie Sanders surge continues, but Hillary Clinton apparently has the super delegate support needed to give her the nomination. We’re headed to a presidential race with two candidates burdened with record-levels of disfavor.
This leads to the widespread expectation of a spitball brawl for a campaign. Trump has already begun branding Clinton. The Clinton campaign has begun attacking Trump as reckless and unqualified. A negative campaign of branded insults will drive down turnout. It would be a disservice to this country and its people.
The United States faces major challenges. We have an economy that does not work for working people, who struggle with stagnant or declining wages, increasing insecurity, and soaring costs of basic needs from health care to college education to retirement security. Record numbers are in poverty. Shameless tax scams allow billionaires to pay lower tax rates than the police who protect their homes. Global corporations stash trillions abroad and pay lower tax rates than mom-and-pop small businesses.