“but black people say the n word all the time!”
In order to even run for political office in this country, one must have an exceptional amount of money, education, hubris, and connections, or some combination thereof. However, in the last decade or so, someone somewhere decided that in order to be the President, you must be the Most Average Person in America. Middle class, middle part, middle white skin, with a medium-hot wife and a medium number of children, all of whom are average. So to appease this defensive mediocrisy that has somehow hijacked the American political process, candidates spend inordinate amounts of energy insisting that they’re super normal rather than solving problems.