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The Trouble With Hillary: an old-style pol in a pantsuit

"Look, I know how hard this job can be. That's why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office" — Barack Obama endorsing Hillary Clinton

Even allowing for a soupçon of hyperbole, Obama is close to the mark. By conventional standards, Hillary is exceptionally well qualified to be president.

Are Trump and Clinton the best America can offer?

The United States national political conventions are early this year. The Republicans gather in Cleveland next week and the Democrats in Philadelphia a week later.

Out of these conventions will come the two candidates for the White House in November – one who repels most Americans (that would be Donald Trump, the Republican) and one whom most Americans do not trust (Hillary Clinton, the Democrat).

It’s an appalling choice.

Bernie Sanders’ ego trip is almost over

Now that the American Democratic Party's delegate selection process is essentially over, the canard that Bernie Sanders still has a path to the presidential nomination should be relegated to the realm of fantasy.

Indeed, given the Democrats' long standing practice of proportional allocation of delegates, the die was cast for this result a couple of months ago. Sanders operatives set up false expectations for their supporters.