Electing the President 2016: The "Un-" Election

August 15, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

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Published: August 15, 2016
Author: Robert Schmuhl ’70

When historians write their accounts of the 2016 presidential campaign, they will be able to rely on adjectives with the prefix “un” to explain what happened during the hurly-burly nominating and general election seasons.

Unusual.

Unorthodox.

Unruly.

Unprecedented.

Unpredictable.

Some of these words — and another unflattering one: unfavorable — could also describe the two candidates at the top of the Democratic and Republican tickets. In who and what they are, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unprecedented nominees, making this year’s race undeniably arresting.

Continue unpacking Schmuhl's analysis here.