Reporters and political professionals are the only ones who seem to find any value in this presidential contest. But even they seem exasperated by the tone of the campaign and the public distrust leveled at both candidates.

Much like the rest of us, they have struggled to find historical examples that might help clarify this presidential contest. Some mention George Wallace’s candidacy in 1968 and his appeal to working-class whites. Others point to the Richard Nixon and George McGovern campaign in 1972 and the emotional debate over the nation’s war in Vietnam.

Both comparisons have some merit, but there is a general view that this election is different. By almost any measure the two candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have elicited greater levels of enmity than any other nominee for president in recent history. READ MORE.