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Monday, October 31, 2016
The Lame Duck Weeks
We should know who the next president is going to be after the November election. No matter who wins, Obama will be President until the swearing in ceremony in January. Usually that's a time in government when very little gets done. Everyone's waiting for the new person. Sometimes there's a little bit of panic on the administration's part as they struggle to get their ducks in a row before the opposite party comes in.
I'm trying to figure out what it will be like this time. Normally, the day after the election we know who's coming in and can mentally adjust -or pack up and move to Canada. This might be one of those rare election years when things are up in the air.
It's happened before. Remember when Al Gore was elected President? Then he wasn't. Then he was. Then he really wasn't. We had loads of fun with hanging chads. Just to make things interesting it all happened in a state where George Bush's brother was the governor.
The nation is as divided as it ever was. Trump is making noises that he might not accept the election if he loses. I wonder what Hillery's gang will do if she loses? There just might be enough voting machine shenanigans to cause doubt -in both camps. The danger is that this might not be an election with a “clean” winner.
Say what you want about Al Gore, his conceding saved the nation a lot of uncertainty. Right now it looks like neither candidate is willing to go down gracefully.
Most people are fed up with the whole election. They just want it to be over. Be aware that on the morning after the election, it might not be “over over.”
People have a lot of anxiety about this election. Don't be too sure that relief is on the way.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.