Electoral College

2016 Presidential Election – How did we get here?

Part One

On the eve of November 8, 2016, many lives were shocked and dismayed around the World by the results of our lengthy Presidential campaign.   It was brutal.  Insults flying from a playground in a  bad childhood memory, on a daily basis.  Where were the adults? we all seemed to start to show the wear and tear of it all.  Begging for it to end. Well, it ended alright!  That night changed the face of America forever and not for the better in the majorities view.

There were so much shock and disappointment.  There have been other upsetting election results over the last 200 years or so.  But none so draining as this one for this generation.  The new President was the one that so many around the World claimed he could not win nor would anyone want him to win. That him is Donald J. Trump.  Now known forever in our future’s history as the 45th President of the United States of America.

So on the morning of November 9th, 2016 Americans and citizens around the World were looking for answers through their tears and anguish.  Answers that would explain this most outrageous of turnouts and how could this be? How could our Great Nation have fallen so far?

There would be no recount as it was not about the popular vote.  The popular vote went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, by 3 million.  The most votes ever in a Presidential loss.

It seemed that the ugliness of the past in this Countries earlier election campaigns had returned with a vengeance.   Decorum?  only two candidates, both on the left (D), showed any.  The right (R) showed a side of immaturity that was astounding.  Astounding in the manner of how did these dysfunctional people rise so high? (This to be discussed at a later time reference link will be updated) 

From using music without permission from the artists (a pattern for the Right to disrespect others property without proper decorum or permission) to Donald Trump Defending  his hands as not “Tiny Hands”, watching Carly Fiorina, drop out candidate for President, then to be Ted Cruz’s VP pick falling off the bleachers at a rally.  Occurring around the same time was Jeb Bush at a Rally having to ask people to clap.  It was an unbelievably embarrassing show of incompetence and how out of all these candidates on the (R) were unqualified.

 

Hillary Clinton at Eagleton Rutgers Institute of Politics

My favorite American hero:

2017-2018 Clifford P. Case Professorship of Public Affairs Presented by the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick A Conversation with The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton March 29, 2018 Rutgers Athletic Center Piscataway Township, NJ VIDEO SECTIONS: 0:00:23 Welcome by Debasish Dutta 0:06:44 Introduction by Lona Valmoro 0:12:26 Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks w/ Ruth B. Mandel ©2018 Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Disclaimer: The views expressed in this video are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Eagleton Institute of Politics or Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.)

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