Going Forward From Here
Everyone else is bemoaning the election results. Most will do a far more eloquent job expressing their frustration, disbelief and anger. I am among those who feel we are worse off than we were four years ago and am astonished the popular vote disagrees with the sentiment.
I was heartened yesterday morning when Deb and I arrived at our polling place at 6:30. The line was long but it moved far quickly. From all reports on my mailing lists, the lines were strong all day and well into the evening.
Imagine my surprise to see that even with all the rhetoric and exhortations to go out and vote we still managed only 60% of the electorate. Some people, I guess, prefer not to exercise a right that we