Politics is a naval battle fought between Democrats and Republicans in the ocean of Western culture.
Each side focuses most of its attention on the other and pays little attention to the water.
The battle fouls the water.
The rest of us live in the water. We hate it. The battle and its results make our lives worse. “A pox on both your houses,” we say.
Only one candidate talked about the water; what’s wrong with it, and how to fix it.
That candidate was Trump.
This election, and Brexit, was the rest of us doing what we can to clean up the water.