If it came down to Hillary and Trump for POTUS, would a potential Trump presidency be enough for you to go and vote for Hillary? Since it's a hypothetical anyway, let's say you had a 1% chance of being the deciding vote.My Response: I think they are both terrible and your hypothetical does not fit with reality since there is near zero chance of my vote making a difference. That said, if it comes to Trump vs. Hillary, I would rather see Hillary in office based on the idea that she would have less support amongst the general public, that is, she would be less effective in office than Trump in rallying the masses.
I fear Trump because he is an unknown with seeming tendencies toward totalitarian positions that Hillary would never dream of trying to implement and there seems to be a vast number who will follow him wherever he chooses to march.
I want to emphasize I hold my position based on my view that they would both be horrific for liberty. If it was down to two candidates where one was clearly better on libertarian positions across a broad swath, I would likely favor such a candidate, but when we have two terrible choices I am going to go with the one that is likely to be least effective in implementing grand plans.
I also want to emphasize that I would not favor Hillary based on the idea that she would create such a terrible economic conditions that the economy would collapse and phoenix-like a total free market economy would emerge. Fat chance. most often collapse is followed by even worse government interventions.
My favoring Hillary is solely based on her being least competent at getting things done. There are many that hate her and would be obstructionist under her rule. Under Trump, I fear the opposite, enforcers who would go out of their way to police those not obeying Trump edicts.
It would not be any fun under Hillary rule, but under Trump it likely would be worse.
The least competent is the only choice that makes sense if these are the two choices.