Wednesday, November 09, 2016
What can I say?
I am in shock. I am speechless.
Donald J. Trump won the U.S. presidential election last night in one of the biggest political upsets in our country's history.
I will have a lot to say about his victory and what it means to our country in future blog postings but now I just want to express my utter shock and disbelief that this event has happened.
I suspected things were going wrong early last night when I was watching coverage and Trump was leading in all the battleground states. I got that "sinking" feeling but dismissed it.
Several times I turned the TV off and only checked the progress of the election on an app on my phone. I just didn't want to hear all the chatter with the bad news.
I went to bed around 12:30 AM, hoping against hope that the battleground states (and some that weren't like Michigan and Wisconsin) would go Hillary's way. That was not to be. I couldn't sleep. In fact I only managed to get about an hour's worth of sleep and that only surface sleep.
This morning in a few hours my neighbor is going to drive me (in the rain, how appropriate on a day like this) to Philadelphia.
Today is my birthday and for the past few years I visit Philly with my friend Pat. I was hoping to have something to celebrate but instead I guess I'll spend some time reconciling myself to the fact that Donald Trump is now the president of the United States.
One good thing, all the Congressional investigating committees against Hillary will never appear again. Hopefully.
Have a good day, if you can.