What about November 9th?
I don't think the new Hillary Clinton email revelations will make a bit of difference in the outcomes we see a week from Tuesday. At this point so much is baked into the formula already.
Hardcore Hillary detractors will immediately believe any suggestion of impropriety as fact and hardcore Hillary supporters will react as just another GOP attempt to smear her image and reputation.
The real challenge is that on November 9th we will have a horribly fractured electorate. There will be no sense of a fair fought election and little chance of bipartisan efforts. Depending on your personal values and hopes you will either be breathing a sigh of relief that things won't be as bad as you feared or have lump in your throat and a sick feeling that things may be worse than you feared.
We can blame it on Washington but it is not establishment politicians who chant "lock her up" or post caricatures of his hair. At some point we have to accept responsibility about what we say as individuals. Mindless memes and exclamation points say much about us and not much about the candidates.
Personally I have cause for optimism because I believe that the outcome that I expect is the one that is most likely to lead to the support of equal rights for women, persons of color, immigrants and the LGBT community. It is the outcome that I think has the best chance of moving to universal health care as a basic human right afforded to U.S. citizens and the outcome that will the best for our economy, our education and our future.
I took the 9th off so because I LOVE election nights, and will stay up until the last Senate race is decided and we know how controls the House. I will have champagne and lots of goodies to enjoy.
Why aren't I more excited?
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