CLOSE? OF COURSE. WE KNEW IT WOULD BE CLOSE.
Latest word: The President’s team is calling for a recount in Wisconsin.
The pollsters were wrong — again. There is going to have to be a reckoning; indeed, multiple reckonings, whoever wins.
And the country has to come together. Donald Trump’s rhetoric and attitude are, as ever, not helpful. Not to mention his tweets. Democrats, despite Joe Biden’s irenic mumblings, are rarely in a mood to de-escalate the tension or cease to look down their collective noses at Trump supporters whose numbers and passion they plainly continue to underestimate and misinterpret — though the current vote tallies work against such obdurate ignorance. People support Trump for a multitude of reasons. Hillary’s “deplorables” cry out for justice and recognition for their issues which are not, as so many commentators would have you believe, tainted with racism and xenophobia.
We are a divided nation, stating the obvious. There is so much to be said about this, and, it seems, there will be a great deal of time to say it, because this is a long way from being over.
More, much more, later. I’m just one American among millions, wondering and watching…..and counting.