But they are dramatically different in other ways. For example:
· Clinton is a Democrat and supports Democratic programs such as Social Security, Medicare and food stamps. Trump is always looking for ways to damage them.While Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s politics are excellent a vote for her is essentially a vote taken away from Clinton in her battle with Trump. Many Greens feel they are being personally virtuous by voting for Stein, but in fact they are making it easier to have a bad Supreme Court and cut major progressive programs. This is not virtuous.
· Trump has sharply negative views on blacks, immigrants, latinos and women. He is especially critical of undocumented immigrants, making them a major focus of his campaign despite the fact that they are less than 4% of the American population.
· Clinton would nominate dramatically better Supreme Court justices, which she might get to do four times.
· Stephen Moore, a top economic advisor to Trump has said, “Capitalism is a lot more important than democracy. I’m not even a big believer in democracy.”
· Trump’s businesses has been involved in over 4,000 lawsuits.
· Trump is anti-choice for women, saying once of his projected Supreme Court appointments: “I will appoint judges that will be pro-life.”
The best way to think about this election is that you are choosing a battlefield, not a personality. It will be far easier to get progressive programs started or expanded on a Democratic rather than a Republican battlefield.
A Clinton administration would also be a much better battlefield for the Bernie Sanderista movement that is gearing up to push a whole new politics. Clinton will clearly not like some of its policies but will be a much weaker opponent than Trump.