I’m disappointed by the results of the presidential election. As is most often the case I supported the loser!
Since election day many people have pointed out Hillary Clinton received more actual votes than Donald Trump. Don’t be fooled. As much as I wish that number meant something, it does not. If you believe it does you’re fooling yourself.
When I was a kid back in 1960 John Kennedy held a campaign stop up the block from our apartment in Queens. Back then it was very difficult to poll states individually and accurately. Kennedy had no choice but to campaign nearly everywhere. In 2016 (or 2020) no presidential candidate would campaign seriously in New York, California, Connecticut and a bunch of other states already forgone conclusions.
No one is campaigning to get the maximum vote count. No one cares. A presidential campaign is run to win the Electoral College. Any other read of the results is misleading.
Trump won convincingly. He didn’t get the overwhelming victory he claims, but his victory certainly isn’t in doubt.
For the next four years all power will rest with the Republican party. Our future now depends on them. I wish them luck, but I am fearful. The reasons I could never vote for Trump are about to come true.