“Richard, what’s going to happen to us?” ~Abby this morning after hearing that Donald Trump will be our next president.
Abby and I live a quiet, rural American life. Major changes in presidential politics don’t effect us all that much. My great concern however, is that we as a nation might be about to undo some very significant progress, such as the Iran nuclear deal, marriage equality, and abortion rights.
Are we about to enter a period of shallow flag-waving and unpopular war such as the Bush era, or are we headed down a far darker path?
I remember in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected, the right turned into a bunch of babies. I remember one in particular, “Carissa,” who was so butt-hurt that she actually blogged, “You are not my president.” I resolved at that time to not be like Carissa, that no matter who we elect, we elected them. Sometimes you get your candidate, and sometimes you don’t.
Yesterday I predicted Clinton would win, and I was wrong. It is now time to accept that Donald Trump will be our next president and try to work together to keep America great. I wonder, though, how many people will end up regretting this decision.