I wasn’t a fan of Clinton or Trump nor did I vote for either of them but was shocked by the election results. What looked like a Clinton win by a land side quickly dissipated throughout the evening. As more polling stations closed and numbers crossed the tapes, states that media commentators were certain were Clinton’s went to Trump. Today the world is in disbelief just as we were when Brexit happened. The 45th President of the United States will be Donald Trump.
There is a bright side to all this, we are trying something new. We have a president elect that doesn’t bow to party pressures, that is a Washington outsider, and isn’t afraid to shake up the establishment.
Isn’t that something we have been asking for as Americans for a while now? Yes he does and says despicable things and I will not defend his deplorable actions but perhaps, this is the shake up we need. Will he fail? Maybe. Will he succeed? Maybe. It’s too early to tell what will happen.
Either way, I think this will be a wake up call to both the democrat party and republican party that we need better candidates. That we need candidates that are not career politicians, candidates with an outsider view, something Washington has been lacking for far too long; that when elected, they need to do better. Current politicians take note, we have had it with your ineffectiveness.
I hope my fellow Americans will do some soul searching and realize the republican party and democrat party have failed us for far too long; we must look to the third parties for real change. Alternatives exist, we aren’t shackled to these two parties forever and we shouldn’t be. I was very disappointed by the lack of showing for the Libertarians this election when just 3 weeks ago my news feed was filled with posts about Gary Johnson from many different people. Maybe we need a wake up call like our politicians for change to really happen.
At the end of the day, we need to look at the bright side because otherwise all we have is darkness and despair. We need to come together as a nation and perhaps at the same time, we can teach Trump about acceptance, empathy, and humanity.
We will persevere as we always do.