I predicted that Donald Trump would lose the election big, and I was wrong. Dead wrong. I went along with fivethirtyeight.com’s analogy and since they were the most accurate and reputable prognosticators, I thought I could do no wrong in echoing their predictions. Here’s what happened and why. What happened is that media pollsters, most, and maybe even all with the best of intentions to get it right polled people that were deemed “likely voters” and they never thought to ask those that never voted in any election before the 2016 elections. According to the “Citizen Dale” You Tube channel, they were the “monster vote” They are the one’s that carried the election through for Trump through thick and thin, and stuck with him until the election was over. Not a single one of them were polled in pre-election polling. Why Trump won is pretty simple as well. Most of the people that didn’t vote didn’t like either major candidate. And they were all sickened by the celebrity endorsements of Clinton, and the raunchy tirades of Trump, mostly on Twitter, but other venues as well. Many people believe that Trump is going to be very bad for America. Others, mainly Trump supporters think the T. R. U. M. P. stands for The Republican Uniting More People. Either way, he IS the president elect and he deserves a chance to make America great again, as he claimed he would do. Is he my President? As of January 20, 2017, the answer is YES. And if you live in America, he’ll be your President, too. You don’t have to like it, but as an American citizen, you have to do one of two things, accept it, or sit and sulk in your own self pity. In a previous blog post, I said that I wouldn’t vote for Trump. Well, I went back on my word and voted for him anyway, but I literally held my nose when I did. When elections officials saw what I did, they waited for me to finish voting, and three of them escorted me to the door for expressing political opinions, even though I didn’t say who I supported. In fact, I didn’t say anything at all, except “Thank You” when I was finished voting. But don’t claim that they were being unfair. I knew the rules and kinda forgot that any kind of expression was prohibited, including holding your nose while you vote, even if you remain silent while doing so. What I did was my fault and no one else’s. Another person was wearing a sweatshirt that said “Rehobeth Beach Delaware” He had to turn his shirt inside out. They were strict. They did their jobs. They did it well. We owe it to those that do the jobs that we wouldn’t want to do, or in my case, wouldn’t be caught dead doing.