Both inexperienced in conventional politics, both exactly what one half of the US wishes would be president and the other half fears the most. Perhaps it’s just the Right’s turn. It concerns me that, with all three houses going Red, it’s dependent on Republican conscience to keep the more horrific policies from being enacted. Perhaps that’s what’s needed – a chance for representatives to remember what that job title actually means and to think about what they stand for, rather than ‘not Obama’.
By and large, people are just trying to do what they think is right. It’s easy to lose sight of that, particularly when the stakes seem so large. I guess Conservatives think the economy and free market must be protected at all costs, that this one issue trumps (sorry) all others. Maybe they’re right. When I think “I would have preferred anyone but him”, I have to remember that millions of people felt the same way during the past eight years.
Let’s see what happens next.