I have held off posting anything publicly on the election because with an event which combines this level of surprise with this traumatic a nightmare, I wanted to take some time to reflect, analyze, and hear what others were thinking before I rushed in and vomited my emotions all over my desktop. So having gone through that process, here’s some initial thoughts, with a full acknowledgement that we will need to be analyzing all this for years to come.
Let’s start with a coup
I am in the politics business, so the Fall of a presidential election year is what you might call my busy season. Four years ago in October, though, in the middle of all that craziness, I took a several-day break because of news from home that my brother Kevin had a stroke and was close to death. My wife and I didn’t make it home before he died, but I spent several days with family, mourning, remembering and celebrating him before heading back for the final weeks election pus