I Try

I try to see the big picture. I try to see the campaign strategy. I try to recognize the appeal of a candidate like Donald Trump. I try to avoid being reflexively angry about this election cycle. I try to understand the psyche of a candidate who cannot be simply defined. I try to understand the unintelligible stream of consciousness coming out of his mouth. I try to see the humor in this election. I try to avoid making value judgments about people I know are voting for Trump. I try to understand the blind hatred for the Clintons. I try to understand how, as the greatest nation in the world, we got to this point. I try to envision a world in which Donald Trump is the President of the United States… But I can’t. I try to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt…. But I just can’t.