Sheeeeesh! This must be a D cheerleader, looking for any angle to make a positive spin.
If a high school basketball game ends up with a score of 65–62, we would say that this was a close game. Yet when Ms. Clinton won the popular vote 65m to 62m, that is a landslide victory.
Please get this through your head: Mr. Trump was a viable contender for the job in 2016. Do not blame the Russians or Electoral College.
True it was that Ms. Clinton was not the candidate that could rise above being the “lesser of two evils”. True it was that certain events happened that were inside and outside the D control — and even one of these events could have changed the Oval Office. But when you are in a close race in the American presidency, all sorts of things can move a half million votes around to effect a different result.
The trick is not put oneself in a coin flip position. I’m not sure the D’s have learned the lesson. This writer seems to like the winner-take-all result — as long as the right result is attained
But to get back to a bigger picture, why should a half million votes change history for the next four years? Isn’t that a sign something is wrong with democracy?
It is time to consider alternatives.