This maybe unfair, and I might still regret this rush to judgment, but it seems that the longest election night has ended with a nightmare.
A vast majority of the population is experiencing a pleasant dream tuned dark. A post-partisan, post-racial promise revealed as a hoax. A supremely eloquent and confident leader that is deeply insecure and not so presidential. An outstanding campaign political machine that is made up of amateurs unable to adapt to the role of governing.
This might be an unfair assessment. But either way, the night is over and we now know what we have picked. So, the centrist turns out not to be so much so. Was it a popular mandate or faute-de-mieux?
Faute-de-mieux, cowboy up America.