So, this week on the campaign trail is going to go down in history -- hopefully! -- as one of those long, regrettable nights after which you wake up lamenting the things you said and did, knowing you could have done better, and now it’s time for you to pick through the wreckage and salvage what you can of your dignity.
You know, let’s have a little forbearance. It was a difficult period for all of us. We’re all so sad at what we saw happen to our friends in Paris, so angry at the sadistic death-cultists who perpetrated the deeds and so frustrated that there’s nothing to which we can lay our hands to put things right in this instant. The presidential candidates, no matter what you think of them, are human like the rest of us. And now we’ve loaded them up with some heavy psychological demands.
So, we’re hoping that some of the loopy debate answers, the hair-raising talk of interning or monitoring American citizens, and the weird you-can’t-really-mean-that lack of compassion for some of the planet’s most desperate and victimized people were all just a passing moment during which everyone’s “ever-loosening grip on the commonest courtesies slipped.”
Because it has to be that ... right? Otherwise everyone’s gone nuts! On this week’s First To Last, we remember a week when the pure products of America went crazy.