I was optimistic when President Trump won the election in 2016.
I was hopeful that, as a nontraditional politician, he could accomplish things that conventional presidents never could.
That was a mistake. There is nothing I’ve posted here in six years of blogging that I regret more than that post. It was naive and mostly wrong.
I’m optimistic today. We have elected a traditional politician at a moment when we badly need government to function properly. This has nothing to do with ideology and everything to do with competence.
I’m looking forward to not being outraged every day.
It will take a while, but I think things will get better.
Good luck to all of us, to President Biden, and to Vice President Harris. We’ll need it.
(This space will return to usual programming tomorrow, but I could not see doing a normal post today. It’s not my day. It’s Joe Biden’s, Kamala Harris’s, and America’s.)