Coming to grips with the fact that we got our butts kicked…

I’ve taken this election loss hard. I found myself not doing the Daily Jumble; though I did it tonight. I just haven’t read the paper than much, pretty much ignored the protest, the cluster f*ck that the transition appears to be …just disinterested. I have gotten out to ball games and have quite the sports watching weekend lined up.

I’ve read some of the election aftermath. Yes, national turnout was down; Trump got just less than Mitt Romney got in 2012, but turnout was actually slightly up in Florida and Pennsylvania. And no, Trump didn’t underpoll due to “shy Trump supporters.”

It appears to be Clinton overconfidence, just as it was in the 2008 primary. We didn’t campaign in Pennsylvania at all…and seemed to regard Wisconsin and Michigan as “safe states” even though Kerry didn’t exactly win these convincingly. Oh yes, Hillary Clinton got over 1,000,000 more votes than Trump did; she has the dubious distinction of being one of the 4 candidates to win the popular vote but lose the electoral college, and is likely to be the candidate with the largest vote margin (in percent, 47.9 to 47.1), to do that.

Man, that sucks. You vote for the candidate that got 1,000,000+ more votes, and the other one is declared the winner.

Workout notes: yesterday, 10K training run. Today: weights: pull ups (15-15-10-10), rotator cuff, incline presses: 10 x 135, 10 x 150 (strong), 4 x 160, dumbbell military: 10 x 50 standing, 20 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 200 machine, rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 each arm, headstand. Then 5K walk. Later: yoga-latties with Ms. Vickie (first time in ages; I missed her).


November 17, 2016 - Posted by | political/social, politics, politics/social, running, walking, weight training | , ,

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