Wait a minute -- there's a big election going on this year!?! Why haven't I heard anything about it?
In all seriousness...despite all of the hype machines turned up to 11, we are going to be just fine. Maybe not right away...but eventually.
I just try to keep in mind that, statistically, over 40% of the people that I encounter in my life DID NOT vote for the person that I voted for...and they have as many good reasons for that as I have bad reasons for voting for the person that I voted for.
I also try to keep in mind that whoever wins will make plenty of mistakes. Presidents aren't gods or even divinely-inspired kings. They are supposed to be servants. Right? ....Right?
And maybe...just maybe...if we're so uncomfortable about the outcome of this election (or the last one, or the one before that)...maybe we shouldn't be concentrating and centralizing so much power around such a small group of individuals whose egos must be a bit askew just to want to subject themselves to the process (and their principles must be more than a bit askew to make it through).
We remain a silly little species struggling through its adolescence. I, for one, can't wait for adulthood.