I believed the polls. I did expect that there would be some folk who came out and voted for Trump who were ashamed to tell anyone that was their plan, but I expected that number to be relatively small. So I believed the polls. I expected a Hillary win yesterday, perhaps even a landslide.
Here's why... I believed in the general goodness of the American people. I believed that as a nation we are moving beyond sexism, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and toward a new community. Yes, I knew all of those things are still very real but I also believe they are fundamentally at odds with who and what we claim to be as a people. I believe in generosity, in community, in compassion... I simply could not believe that a person like Donald Trump could be elected to the presidency of the USA.
I am in shock now. I don't know what to do next but I am sure that the task before us is harder than I ever imagined and the work more urgent. But today... I just can't