First off, let me just say that if the Experts prove wrong today, I fully expect them to apologize and promise to show some humility in the future.
Ok, stop laughing.
Still don’t know who is going to win – the aforementioned Experts are all for Hillary winning…but I note, with great care, that some of them started to furiously hedge right around Friday afternoon…”if this happens, if that happens, if the polling is correct”…in other words, doing a bit of CYA. But my guess is that they are still sticking with their Hillary projections mostly because there’s less downside for getting that wrong than picking Trump and getting it wrong – do that, and the pundit will never hear the end of it.
The DNC/MSM machine was in full “depress the GOP” mode all day on Monday: and with Hillary and Obama making a stop in Michigan – which hasn’t gone GOP since 1988 – it is just a fact that this election hasn’t gone as anyone expected. The Experts are already wrong – and will remain wrong, even if Hillary does win today. If you want to present yourself as an election expert to me, then pick a day, make your prediction and hold to it right up until election day. Things really don’t change that much – polls showing massive swings in a week are, in my view, garbage…people don’t change their minds that fast, or in that large a number. What is going to happen today, in my view, has been rather baked-in for a couple months…
I have to say that I am not in the least depressed – a little anxious, as I think most are, because we really don’t know what will happen. As the co-author of The Worst President in History, I am also quite confident that whatever the result, we are getting the better part of the deal. Obama really has done a terrible job – I don’t think Hillary will be so much of an improvement as that she’s just incapable of the single-minded, purposeful screw-ups of Obama (Obama is able to do that because he really believes he’s doing the right thing – I don’t think Hillary really believes in much of anything other than just grasping power and wealth). Whatever betide, Obama leaves office in a little more than two months.
I have noticed over the past couple days some long hold-out Conservatives coming around to saying they are voting for Trump – also noticed that the few remaining Never Trumpers are now ever more openly rooting for Hillary. I suspect a good portion of them, if Trump does win, will eventually move over to the Democrat Party over the next year or two and reveal themselves as mere Progressives who like low corporate taxes and bombing stuff. If Hillary wins, they’ll try to lay claim to the mantle of being the only True Conservatives…and most of us will just laugh at them and Move On.
American politics has been shaken to the core this year and there’s no going back – the current crop of leaders might well cling on to power for four or eight more years, but they are done for. No one trusts them, no one likes them. And the MSM is doomed as soon as some rich people figure out there’s this massive market for anything which isn’t the current MSM. There have been rumors of Trump TV, and I actually hope they are true – in the sense that someone simply has to make a duplicate MSM which isn’t this nauseating stew of political correctness and blind, Democrat partisanship. Such a series of networks, magazines and newspapers would make their owners billions.
However it comes out, this is still my wonderful and beloved United States of America. And all of my fellow Americans, of whatever views, are my brothers and sisters and I, at least, pledge to try and be a good, decent citizen, no matter who is in charge.
UPDATE: Ace of Spades Decision Desk called it for Trump.
UPDATE II: Associated Press calls Pennsylvania for Trump.