We’re all ginned up about this election and the shit choices we’ve been offered (read: picked). And why not? We’ve got a narcissistic liar with a closet full of skeletons on one side and a narcissistic liar with a closet full of skeletons on the other.
So what’s really important? Is the president important? Sort of. They can do some things. Recommend judges. Flex their muscles with executive decrees. Veto or threaten to veto bills. So it’s pretty important. But, really a president only gets about 20-25% of their big platform issues pushed through so while everyone’s worried about Trump accidentally launching nukes or groping our wives and daughters, and Hillary taking all our guns or opening up abortion super stores (thanks, Onion), in reality neither one is going to get a bunch of stuff pushed through. It just doesn’t work that way because we have checks and balance.