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Reader comment on item: What's a Conservative to Do? Vote for Pence

Submitted by Anne Julienne (Australia), Oct 17, 2016 at 16:52

This is a disappointing outcome. All of us who have been watching this election are hoping that 8nov will at least resolve things. For me, it would be horrific to have Trump in the White House, even for a few weeks, and the bookmakers can continue to be wrong and he ends up staying there for months and then years.

No, this scenario is goofier than Johnson's Aleppo blunder. I still see Johnson/Weld as the voice of sanity, capable of unifying a divided country. Though he did get a good handful of solid newspaper endorsements, he was not sufficiently supported by the disaffected. As with the primaries, there has been too great a scattering of solutions on offer. Johnson had a chance in Utah but now McMullin is ahead.

It seems that the US is not simply divided, not just into two sides. Rather, it is deeply fractured and this also on both sides of politics. It's hard to see Clinton healing this but it looks likely to be the very hard task ahead of her. And you never know, she might actually make a good president.


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