Monday, November 07, 2016

Thiel on Voting for President

Catch this quote from billionaire Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, addressing the National Press Club last week (on Hallowe'en):
But I don't think the voters pull the lever in order to endorse a candidate's flaws. It's not a lack of judgment that leads Americans to vote for Trump. We're voting for Trump because we judge the leadership of our country to have failed.

Now I have no intention of casting my presidential vote tomorrow for either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton, so don't read this as a 21st Century Whig election endorsement. But Thiel's speech (which begins at 2:45 after an introduction) succinctly describes the "crazy" electoral situation in which we Americans find ourselves in 2016.

You can certainly watch the entire program, but Thiel's speech comes in at less than 13 minutes, with the Q&A that follows beginning at about 15:50.

Hat tip to The View from Chaos Manor.

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