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A Bumpy Ride Ahead

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Donald J. Trump is the 45th U.S. President. I couldn’t believe it. I thought he didn’t have a chance. Most pundits agreed with me. Interestingly, Trump felt he’d lose, too, and declared that the election was rigged shortly before the polls opened.

Trump is a living proof that, in America, anyone can become president. He doesn’t fit the profile. He’s boorish, narcissistic, and uncouth.

On paper, Trump’s chances of victory were virtually nil. He’s a 70-year old Washington outsider who had never held any elected office. He achieved fame as a businessman and reality star. But miracles do happen. Although he lost the popular votes by almost 3 million, he gathered enough electoral votes to win.

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January 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm 3 comments

Unexpected Outcome

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I knew it would be close, but I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I wasn’t alone. I think he and most of the people who voted for him didn’t expect it either. All the polls pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory. What could have been her coronation ended up as the most devastating loss in U.S. politics.

I thought I’d see in my lifetime a woman break the glass ceiling and become the first female president. It looks like wishful thinking now.

Among the candidates, she was the most qualified for the office based on more than 30 years in public service. But it wasn’t enough. Although she won the popular vote, she didn’t get the 270 electoral votes to propel her to victory.

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November 11, 2016 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Playing the Trump Card

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October 31, 2016 at 9:15 am 6 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Sign of the Times

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Location: Bergen, Norway

October 3, 2016 at 9:01 am 16 comments

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