On the Eve of the Election, Clinton Was a Lesser Star at Her Own Event – Slate Magazine

On net, sure. Hillary Clinton is driven to win, and by drawing as her opponent Donald Trump, the worst presidential nominee in forever, she’s positioned to do so Tuesday, barring a comprehensive national polling error. Being a near-lock for office from the second your opponent clinches his nomination is a pretty great thing. But Trump was never about issues; he was about Trump, and he pulls everything with which he comes into contact—New York real estate, Atlantic City, NBC’s prime-time lineup, and now a presidential campaign—into a luridly unfolding story about himself. That made the campaign a matter of personalities: never her most comfortable suit and, unfortunately for civic life, his favorite one.

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