If, God help us, our national election is a Hobson's choice between Clinton and Trump we will be confronting the very sad and discouraging fact that we will have an election almost-totally bereft of facts, meaning and honest policy discussion. What does Clinton stand for? More of the same...self-dealing, lies, corruption, duplicitous. And what does Trump stand for? Exactly the same.
I view this as a rare election in which the candidates' values, ethics and character are irrelevant. It is about sound bytes, absurd promises and mean-spirited divisiveness. Where's the substance in "Make America Great"? Where are the values in a clearly-corrupt and near-indictment candidate?
The CATO Institute more eloquently looks at this phenomenon in a recent podcast discussing what it calls a "content-free election year".