By Don C. Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.
American elections traditionally have been cantankerous. Some early political feuds were so bitter they were settled with pistols in duels — the most famous of which occurred between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton in 1804. Hamilton was killed.
Thankfully, dueling is outlawed because this presidential election has been so vicious that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may have been tempted to consider one.
The nastiness of 2016 has been malignant. It has voters wondering if our nation can be re-united and governed, or will the scars be like tattoos which never disappear?