If you have been at all paying attention to the 2016 US election cycle you are aware that it has been unconventional to say the least. Most election years present aspects of the campaigns that fall outside what would be considered the “norm”. These aspects usually come in the form of controversies, both real and manufactured, and gaffes on the part of the candidates of both parties.
The 2016 presidential election has taken the “norm”, shredded it, poured gasoline on it and set it ablaze. The candidates in this years election are besieged by scandals of all shape sizes in a way that has never been witnessed in the history of US politics. In this case one candidate has trod so far outside convention that his campaign can only be described as TERRIFYING. That candidate is none other than Donald J. Trump.
Trump’s policies (if you can call them that), disparaging, demeaning and in many cases racist statements concerning women, minority groups, his admiration of the policies of repressive foreign leaders have drawn rebuke from leaders of his own party as well as his opponents. He even lashed out at an infant during a recent rally.
He has drawn rebuke from such a diverse swath of the electorate, business leaders and US citizenry in a way never before experienced by a mainstream candidate. I encourage business leaders large and small to do your due diligence before you even consider casting a vote for an individual that would destroy businesses in the US. Not only would the US economy be imperiled by a Trump presidency, but our very way of life would be at grave risk.
No matter your party preference, I encourage you to take a long hard look at the candidates and vote your conscience. Above all, get out there and VOTE.