- This election isn't about who the president will be; it's about what America will be, writes Tiziana Dearing
- People aren't confused because they're stupid; people are confused because the state of the social contract is a mess, she writes
- Gallup poll noted in February only 27% of Americans felt the country was headed in the right direction, she continues
Tiziana Dearing is an associate professor of social work at Boston College, the former head of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Boston, anti-poverty activist, and advocate for social justice. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)At some level, the 2016 presidential race has stopped being a presidential race and become a fight about who we are as a country. We clearly don't know the answer. We do know one thing, though. People seem confused. Confusion breeds Donald Trump.