I submitted this to the Medicine Hat News and realized, only after publication, that the final part of this didn’t appear. Ending should read: Clinton better represents how Americans truly see themselves. Most Americans are not ready to see America as a third world country, nor are they willing to give up on their hard fought path of progress. America is far from perfect, and Clinton is far from a perfect candidate, but she better represents America's enduring hopes for equality and democracy, certainly more than Trump.
This piece was submitted before the Access Hollywood revelation. which appears to sound the death bell for Trump's candidacy, whose candidacy should have been dead a long time ago.