The winner of the 2016 Presidential Election will be…
- blamed for things they had no part of, directly or indirectly.
- compared to the previous president of the opposite party. As if the same things, exact to the detail, occurred every four years… much less, ever. “When ______ was president, we didn’t have (a situation different in myriad aspects from any that anyone ever faced before)!”
- reviled by about half the citizens as the source of all problems.
- hailed by about half the citizens as the solution to all problems.
- an object of hate for many people—an excuse to vent the darkness that is in the individual person.
- an object of worship for many people—an excuse to vent the fear and guilt that drive the desperate need to worship in the individual person.
- affect no (zero) lasting change on the economy of the country or its individual citizens.
- affect no (zero) change on the course of the country.
- publicly blamed by other branches of government, and by other public figures who work to be followed and worshipped, for the lack of solutions or change wrought by the government.
- soon publicly shaking his or her head and blaming the other branches of government for the lack of solutions or change wrought by the government.
- reelected to a second term amid great outcry by the people who did not vote for him or her the first time.
- worn down and aged by the strain of the schedule and scrutiny of the job. They will run for a second term out of obligation and pride, but they will secretly look forward to being done with the job.
Furthermore, many people—mostly pundits—will pretend to believe that the new president is directly responsible for all the good or bad (one or the other, never both) that happens to the country; even the imaginary good/bad. Many people—even otherwise sane ones—will actually believe that the new president is responsible for all the good or bad that happens to the country.
There you have it! The winner of the 2016 Presidential Election. Sorry for spoiling it.