It is weird seeing the words “President Trump”. Two movies come to mind.
First, Back to the Future:
“You mean Ronald Reagan, the actor?”
I feel like Doc Brown – “You mean Donald Trump, the reality TV guy?” It seems odd that Trump will be president because he’s not presidential. But I suppose that was the point – he was elected because he is not a politician.
Second, Rocky III:
This one is a little more of a stretch, but it has to do with what happens during the election (the fight in the ring) and what happens afterwards (the photos and small talk). If you remember the movie, Hulk Hogan is pretty brutal during the match, but then friendly afterwards, much to Rocky’s confusion. I see the American public (mainly the non-Trump supporters) as Rocky after the fight – having experienced Trump’s battle for the election in which he has been rather rough towards various people, they are wary of anything different from him.
If you’re not familiar with those scenes, then never mind.
Another thought that came to mind when I was debating which non-Hillary choice to make: the ballot needs another option. My proposal: You still get one vote, but you can choose to vote for a candidate or against a candidate. There were plenty of people who wanted anyone but Hillary, and plenty of people who wanted anyone but Trump. With the option to vote against someone, that would count as -1 for the candidate. In other words, it would take away a vote from the candidate.
This has two benefits.
One, it allows people to more accurately express their desires at the polls, and then pundits and analysts can better tell if the winner won because of popular support for him or because of the unpopularity of the other candidate.
Two, it might allow a third-party candidate to win some electoral votes. For example in a given state, if half the Trump supporters voted against Clinton instead of for Trump, and half of the Clinton supporters voted against Trump instead of for Clinton, then Clinton would receive approximately -6,000 votes and Trump would receive +6,000 votes, and they would have been beaten by Gary Johnson who received 170,000 votes with nobody voting against him.
I think that’s a much better change than what those crazy popular-vote-instead-of-electoral-vote people are trying to do.
As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.