The problem is not partisanship; the problem is the person.  Personality matters and it matters even more than policy.

Leaders should set a standard of conduct and provide a role model to look up to.
Trump did neither of these things and no I don’t care if he had some good policies.  I am delighted Trump has taken this double hit.

In these absurdly partisan times, I realise that polarisation comes from parties picking such polarising leaders from their ranks.
Before anyone accuses me (hyperpartisan-style) of being some kind of commie for cheering impeachment: there are plenty of a Republicans I’d be happy to see as President.

I have no time for tribe or party. I float. This makes politics harder for me as choosing needs effort.
Parties could instead pick less divisive figures.  The Democrats have done it with Biden; the Republicans could do it with a Romney or any other of the broad church statesmen in their ranks.

They can.  They now need to.

We all need them to.
And we, as voters, all need to float a bit more & think a little harder before we revert to type or call names at the other side.

The future needs us to, if we have any hope of solving the world’s problems. Hurling insults won’t work & it must end. Don’t back anyone who does it.

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