Letter from America: Election watch

In a hall of mirrors

Print edition : October 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton arriving for a ceremony in New York to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. It was while leaving that she almost fell. Photo: Brian Snyder/REUTERS

The problem of guns and violence should be front and centre in public debate, but it languishes on the side. Here, at a vigil for Tyre King, 13, who was shot and killed in Columbus, Ohio, by the police on September 15. Photo: Jay LaPrete/AP

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Miami on September 16. The words in the backdrop are in reference to a remark Hillary Clinton made calling a section of Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables". Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

No significant issues drive the campaign. No one is seriously entertaining the questions that bother ordinary Americans. The haste to drop ballots into the boxes on election day should not be mistaken for enthusiasm; it is a sign of frustration.
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