Is it presidential?
The Clinton Trump face-off is raising questions about what is acceptable behaviour from a wannabe Commander-in-Chief.
Trump’s life in business and the media is being exposed in all its unethical banality. Hillary is on the pillory (!) for alleged illegalities and deceptions over the years.
And now (remember both candidates are of retirement age) Trump suggests Clinton is boosted by performance-enhancing drugs. As if this is a quasi-athletic contest in which a level-playing-field must be guaranteed. So – is it? Do the most senior public servants have a duty to be subject to medical scrutiny and be ‘clean’? If so does such a prerequisite apply similarly to their staff; and their staff, etc?
So come to think of it, should Churchill and JFK have been disqualified from office? Is today’s political environment different?