A short off the top of my thoughts blog for this Sunday morning on the unfolding circumstances of the Presidential election.
A perspective that may not be very popular.
Yes it looks like HRC won the popular vote with a large margin but lost the electoral college.
This means the country is widely divided which we knew before the election. It also means that she lost fair and square.
HRC, her campaign and her supporters understood the rules before the election began. Hindsight is 20/20 and perhaps some different messages and time spent in different places may have made a difference. The DNC can spend time looking backwards to understand, I don't need to spend energy there.
The unpopular perspective I want to share is that Bernie Sanders also knew the rules of the contest and that contest included super delegates. When the primary was close to over, I suggested that Sanders' supporters complaining about super delegates get over it, the rules were the rules.
We can change rules for future contests, but the rules of this election relied on the results of the electoral college and no matter how disappointed or scared we are about the results of the election, there is nothing unfair about wining the EC but losing the popular vote.
Rules are rules and we need to accept the outcome.
I am not a fan of the "not my President" messages I am seeing.
I will hold President Trump accountable at every turn and work as hard as I can to elect a progressive candidate that reflects my values in 2020, but starting January 20, President Trump is my President.
On Saturday I had the pleasure of presenting the keynote Address to the 2016 Indiana Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference.
It was a great experience and gave me the chance to share my thoughts about some of my favorite issues all rolled into the presentation titled, "You have a seat at the table. Now what?"
I think it was well received and I am sharing it here with anyone who has an interest in topics such as health disparities, population health, the Triple Aim and the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy.
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