For the past eighteen months, the American electorate has been subjected to the longest, most hateful Presidential election in its history. Tomorrow culminates the campaigns that did not have to be. Polls suggest that the opinion of the electorate has not really changed since the beginning. In reality, very few voters were swayed one way or the other during our long national nightmare.
The good news is that tomorrow night, we will elect a new President and things will hopefully get back to normal. The bad news is that no matter who we elect, the American people and the political parties are so polarized that the new President will likely not be able to get anything done without some serious capitulation and bridge building of an unprecedented scale.
The choices are stark and a little grim. On one hand, we have arguably the most qualified candidate ever to run for President. On the other, we have the least qualified candidate ever to run. Hillary Clinton has been in and around the governmental process for three decades. She is a tireless worker and prepares like no one else. She knows how government works and is prepared to make it work for everyone. You may have problems with Hillary because of some things you have heard but keep in mind, the woman has been attacked by conservatives in this country for years and what have they found? Nothing. Zip. Nada. No investigation of the many has ever turned up any malfeasance what so ever. If it had, believe me, she would have been done. Donald Trump through his statements and actions seems to have very little understanding or appreciation for how our government works. He has demonstrated time and again that he forges ahead with no preparation and has proven to be a petulant irresponsible force in our national discourse.
Once again, I will state that the choice is clear and “I am with her”. The important thing to remember, however, is that come Wednesday morning we will have a new President-elect and we all must do what we can to support them and keep our country moving forward. On November 8th please get out and vote no matter who you support and that way, we all will be invested in the future of America.