Well, that’s over . . .
I don’t generally wander into politics or religion here. Everyone has their own opinions and we are not likely to change each others minds on either topic. That being said, ‘let me say this about that’ . . . – At least the sun came up this morning. I went to bed around 11 with the general notion that Trumps lead was likely insurmountable unless HRC benefited from some late reporting urban counties – and a LOT of them.
I wasn’t terribly surprised to learn that Trump was in fact declared the president Elect in the wee hours of the morning. Disappointed? Yes. Seems that Trumps major following was the non-college educated white male. Trump did say he loved the uneducated, and now we know why. He bullshitted enough of them to get his ass elected. Now what?
I will also confess here that I really didn’t care for either Trump or HRC, but figured that the country could likely weather 4 years of Clinton better then 4 years of Trump. No political experience, no experience serving anybody, bankrupt several times, and hasn’t paid income taxes in how long? Not to mention that he just doesn’t have the disposition or demeanor to work and play well with others. And good ol’ Hillary has had shady dealings going back to the Rose Law firm in Arkansas some 30+ years ago. Too many times caught skirting the edge of the law, but as first lady, senator and Secretary of State at least she had political experience.
I really saw her as the defensive vote – the lesser of two evils. But in my home state it mattered little, HRC would have won without my vote. Florida & Pennsylvania were the real swing states this time and Trump apparently appealed to enough non-college educated white males in each state to carry the win.
What’s going to be painful is watching Trump struggle as he learns just how much he can’t do as president. I’m also curious about just what his plans for change are because none of them were made apparent in any of the “debates”.
Ah well, like I said- the sun came up again today, we’ll just march on.