The debate between Trump & Clinton tonight will be a living hell. She’ll be doing her usual lying, stiff-assed imitation of a populist & he’ll be doing his usual colossally stupid & deranged narcissist. In fact, there’s little difference in their politics except that she already has a rap sheet as a war criminal.
The US has a crisis of leadership & it will be fully manifest tonight. But whoever wins, the president is not a free agent & does not on his/her own determine foreign or domestic policy. That’s done in numerous think tanks, with special advisers like Kissinger, in consultation with the Pentagon & CIA. That’s not reassuring since US policies & militarism make the lives of millions around the world a living hell of a whole other dimension.