Monday, December 19, 2016

Waiting For the Electors To Vote...

How soon will we know whether or not 270 electors actually elected Trump?

I think there are 2 kinds of Republicans: 1) Those who already hate Trump, and 2) those who will eventually hate him, once they get to know him better. We already know that you can be a Republican and think that Trump should be about the last person on Earth with the ability to fire nuclear weapons; that you can be a Republican and still be disgusted by Trump's... well -- by Trump. For a multitude of very sound and well-known reasons.

As I say, I think the general trend is for Trump to become less well-liked as he becomes more well-known, and he hasn't exactly shunned the spotlight since November 8.

You think I'm crazy for holding out hope that the Electoral College won't elect Trump? Maybe so. But it seems to me that one principle has held true for this entire Presidential campaign: don't assume anything.

PS, 5:38 PM: Th-th-th-that's all, folks, stick a fork in us: New York Times - ‎4 minutes ago‎ -- The Electoral College has affirmed Donald J. Trump as the nation's 45th president, pushing him past the 270-vote threshold for election, with scant evidence of the anti-Trump revolt among electors that some of his critics had hoped would occur.

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