We are in the midst of a campaign so charged and fraught that it has led Carl Bildt, former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to say that the security of the Western world hangs in the balance.
I never thought a serious candidate for US President could be a serious threat against the security of the West. But that’s where we are.— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) July 27, 2016
And so, when and where we can, without losing our sense of the weight of history, it is perhaps helpful to remember that there is still joy in the world. Specifically, on Bill Clinton's face in this picture of him holding a can of Lincoln Logs in what appears to be a toy factory.
Incredibly proud of Hillary and so happy to join her and Tim on the trail this week. pic.twitter.com/u8LYZnUejj— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 30, 2016
Based on Hillary Clinton's schedule, and the fact that Bill Clinton is apparently on the road with Clinton (Hillary edition) and her running mate, Tim Kaine, one imagines that this photo of our 42nd president was taken at a manufacturing event in Pennsylvania. We can speculate as to why, but we do not know for certain. No, the only certainty here is that Bill Clinton was given a can of Lincoln Logs by some kind campaign and/or toy factory staffer and was glad to have received it. Good for all involved.