Our endless presidential campaign is over, and even the president-elect was surprised at the outcome. But by 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, I couldn’t listen to another pundit, another prediction, another “too close to call”. So I went to bed.
And on Wednesday morning, everything had changed.
Whatever the outcome was to be, this campaign showed us how clueless those of us on the coasts are about what’s been happening to the people in the heartland. Clueless about the non-college educated workers and farmers and how they have been suffering. Now their voices have been heard.
We are fortunate to live in a democracy and the people have voted. Whether we are pleased with the outcome or not, we accept it because that’s what we do.