We now face a crisis in American politics. We are no longer choosing among candidates based on their reasoned views of what is best for our nation and the world. Instead, we are being continuously surveyed to measure the level of our trust in the candidates. We are being invited to choose among candidates based on whether we believe one to be less trustworthy than the other.
That is a treacherous path on which to proceed. We are beginning to see, in all of its complexity, how the policy views of a candidate are more conspicuously balanced by voters against other variables, including the level of trust with which a voter filters each candidate. A vote is a choice and, … Read More