Bill Moyers wrote:
America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.
I disagree that America died. There is no such thing as electoral suicide. America will live on as long as her people continue to care.
As far as the election goes, America chose a candidate who offered them hope. Hope that the primary system in the Democratic Party failed to provide, and the Republican Party only provided while kicking and screaming that Trump wasn’t qualified.
After thirty years of economic growth most people are no better off. That is why America chose Trump.
America did not choose “a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity.” America chose a man who offered what no one else did.
Hillary did not represent hope. She could not, because of who she is, represent the hope of change. The Clintons and Bushes have had their turns. They are the problem, not the solution.
Trump may be the least qualified President in history, but that is part of what makes America great. A completely unqualified buffoon like Donald J. Trump can become President.
If he can, anyone can.