The acclaimed author of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, has created some of the vilest characters in literature and pop culture. Joffrey Baratheon and Ramsey Bolton come to mind. At 68 years-old, Martin has also been through a few elections in his lifetime. And living in New Mexico, he gets to observe firsthand the kinds of political battles waging in the battleground state.
He shares some observations in his LiveJournal blog:
In my lifetime, there has never been a presidential candidate more unfit to lead this nation.
You don’t need to like Hillary. You don’t need to listen to what Hillary says about Trump, or what I say about Trump. You just need to listen to Trump. If you can do that, and still consider voting for him… well…
Pappy Bush lost an election by looking at his watch. Michael Dukakis lost an election by riding around in a tank. Howard Dean lost an election by giving a yeeeehah scream. Trivial things. Insignificant things. Trump, on the other hand, has said the vilest things any presidential candidate has said since George Wallace, and he’s rising in the polls.
He has boasted that he could shoot someone dead on Fifth Avenue and still not lose any votes. I am beginning to think he was right.