Monday, November 07, 2016
First Election Post: Sitting through this election season has been Hell.
So, Satan is kind of pissed that I’ve been contending with computer troubles, a very busy work schedule and lots of other obligations---including an amazing and historic rally tonight in Philadelphia with Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Bill and Chelsea Clinton, President Obama and the First Lady and of course, Hillary Clinton. Because of all this I have been unable to blog our series of conversations regarding the election that begins later today. In the past, those conversations, “Voters are from Earth. Politicians are from Uranus” have garnered many thousands of readers and a multitude of positive comments and were quite popular when I was published on Yahoo. Now, in general, you don't want to upset the devil, so I had to promise Satan that I’d get it all posted, albeit after-the-fact, in the next week or so, but because of time constraints, tonight I would need to start at the end in this short post for tonight. He reluctantly agreed, by which I mean he didn't try to stop me with any gross or nasty devil stuff (though someone did leave a flaming bag of something on my porch). Anyway, so after ruminating over the upcoming election for many evenings at our favorite NYC hangout, here are my predictions. Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States, with the popular vote and at least 286 electoral college votes. The Democrats will get the senate, though possibly with just a tie plus the tie-breaking Vice President’s vote. And while Congress won’t likely change hands, it will lose enough GOP seats that with the other bruising losses, will require a rethinking of the current GOP. In the coming days we will examine why rethinking the current GOP was inevitable, and why Trump---win or lose, was destined for failure. VOTE---it’s a right and a responsibility! And enjoy this election---as Satan says; "it's gonna be a helluva ride!