Narcissus was a man who fell in love with his own reflection. A neophyte is a person new to a subject.
Donald Trump is a narcissist neophyte by every definition. Clearly he is not a principled man, as his positions have changed more than a chameleon changes colors.
The only assurance Trump offers is his self-love and his lack of experience to deal with the realities of a world in change.
Hillary Clinton has been defined by as many derogatory epithets as any presidential candidate since Andrew Jackson. Adding the misdeeds of husband Bill, the negatives hurled at Hillary are a mountain of distaste, distrust, rejection and even hatred.
Yet when she was Secretary of State her approval rating was nearly 80 percent, which included accolades from Republicans. Only now that her candidacy may result in her becoming the first woman president are those who praised her redefining her.
In the current state of politics, none of this is surprising. Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, who was disgusted by Trump, has suddenly had an epiphany that The Donald would make a good president.
The voters are in revolt as evidenced by the candidacies of Trump and Sanders. Both candidates offer promises that are impossible. Neither if elected would fulfill the expectations they have raised with their bases.
Pundits have concluded that it is “outsider” year. If either won, what would their disgruntled base do?
For years, Republicans and Democrats have done nothing but oppose the other, with compromise meaning treachery. The future in a Sanders or Trump Administration might well lead to the end of both organized parties.
Clinton may not be the candidate who lights a fire of support, but seems the only one who could offer stability in a political and real world sorely hoping for it.