Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wisdom in the Age of Trump

Amy Walters, writing for the Cook Political Report, summarizes a discussion of the challenges facing each party in the next two years.
There is nothing traditional about Trump. Some days things are going to look totally familiar to those of us steeped in the ways of Washington. Other days they won’t. However, unconventional doesn’t always mean unsuccessful. Trump’s campaign was messy and unpredictable and at times surreal. But, it worked. Whether it continues to work in governing is something we can’t know now. And, we may not have a good grasp of for quite some time.
No question Trump is an innovator, something of a force of nature in politics. Those who love our country will wish him well, as we wished Obama well eight years ago.

Obama was a disappointment in so many ways. For all our sakes, let's hope Trump is the opposite - a pleasant surprise.