If you are ambitious and you are persistent and, of course, willing to endure the sexism, the misogyny and the extraordinary vitriol that has accompanied her all the way to the White House, you can become president.
The U.S., under both Democratic and Republican administrations, has never been this foolish, and, unlike Canada, has always approached the issues of man-made climate change and energy security pragmatically and in its own economic interests.
Americans fight viciously over politics, but not since the 1968 election has there been such a widespread sense of trauma accompanying a race. That year was scarred by assassinations, riots, and war. This one has been scarred by Donald Trump.