As you all know, I am no Trump supporter, and I certainly am no Clinton supporter. I think at this point in my life I refuse to support an archaic two-party system that has failed the American people for many years.

Contrary to popular belief, my disdain for either candidate does not automatically throw my support behind their competitor. That’s just simply not how it works.

This election cycle has been unique in that for the first time that I can recall, we have two presidential candidates that are so underqualified and unpopular that most people are casting their vote for X simply so Y doesn’t make it into office.

Neither candidate has inspired hope into the American people, they are simply wallowing in the mistakes of their competitors, hoping that one day they will see the Oval Office.

So, this past week has been a flashback of past campaign mistakes for both candidates.

Donald Trump had a good week about two weeks ago. This was due to the fact he shut his mouth for a few days and kept his insult hurling to Hillary and Obama. He actually took Sean Hannity’s advice, and he had a good week. Hannity has been saying for a while on his radio show that if Trump would lay off the people in “his party” and focus on the Democrats, then he would be set.

As unbearable as the Hannity show has become to listen to, this was clearly a good nugget of advice for the Don.

However, this week Trump reverted to his old ways and slammed Arizona Senator Jeff Flake because Flake hasn’t endorsed Trump. This of course drew criticism from Hillary’s camp, and she tweeted out a message stating that Trump will have insulted everyone in Washington by the time he ever sees the presidential office.

I can’t help but agree with her for once.

Insulting and degrading your peers is not the best way to accomplish goals in any setting, and especially not as POTUS.

Trump isn’t the only one who has made mistakes this week.

Clinton’s sketchy past is starting to catch up with her. Weeks after FBI Director James Comey proclaimed that Clinton did not intend to put anyone at risk when she used an unauthorized, private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State, almost 20,000 more emails have been found.

It also has come to light that Clinton used BleachBit as an attempt to completely erase some emails.

Back when Clinton testified before Congress, she said she did not knowingly receive any classified emails to her server. That’s a lie.

Now this week she is stating that she had a concussion during her testimony, so it is inaccurate. He also claims that she was unaware that a (C) on an email indicated that that email contained classified information.

Her ineptitude is astonishing.

So folks, it’s clear to me that neither of the goofballs are worthy of the highest office in the world. Why some people are still clinging to bits of hope that either one of these two will shape up any time soon is weird to me.

Amanda Long is a freelance writer for The Gazette-Virginian.