A rare commentary on the presidential electionSo, like most, I'm not happy that Donald Trump is our new president. Unlike most, apparently, I do have something to be happy about in this cycle: it's been confirmed that our votes do actually count.
This little fact wasn't the slam-dunk you'd expect it to be, as recent elections have been mired in popular vote differentials, supreme court decisions, and an undercurrent of tampering and rigging. By winning the presidency away from the largely-assumed predetermined victor, Trump has proven that our electoral process does indeed hear the voice of the voter, however enlightened or misguided it may be. That's something to take comfort in.
For what it's worth, I didn't vote for any major candidate. My vote went to a nobody with no chance of victory, but best represented my views and values and hopes for the future. I feel good about that, and have no guilt about the outcome. I think this administration will be the impetus for positive change, not by its actions but by its aftermath. We're most likely in for a rough ride in the short term, but we can use that to better ourselves and our place in the world in the long run.
It's a new day in America. Maybe not a great day, but a new one. Let's see what we do with it.
Wednesday, Nov 9th 2016 (6:41am)
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