This is not going to be a “there’s no difference between the candidates” election. When were Americans last presented with two such starkly different views of the country as Mr. Trump’s bleak portrayal of a country under siege, and Mrs. Clinton’s “best days are ahead of us” optimism?
The candidates have diametrically opposing views on health care, gun control, abortion, the role of government, immigration and terrorism.
They also have different styles and résumés: The insider and the businessman, a Democrat who has always believed in government and a Republican iconoclast who talks about tearing it down. And, not incidentally, a man — and a woman who is seeking to become the nation’s first female president.
Adam Nagourney, “Stark Contrasts in Style and Substance”, The New York Times (30 July 2016), A10.