WNU Editor: The girlfriend and I decided to go out tonight .... to skip the U.S. election coverage. So we drove to a subway station not far from where I live, and from there we made our way to our favourite french restaurant in Old Montreal with the expectation that we would probably be the only ones there. We were right. In a place that is always packed, it was only 1/5 occupied. Naturally .... the service was great, the food and wine was superb .... and we had no idea on what was happening tonight (we left our cell phones at home on purpose). After our meal we then took a walk through Old Montreal .... oblivious to everything .... just enjoying our company.
I would say that this evening was one the best evenings I have had in years. No politics. No focus on the news and what is happening in the world. Just two people focused on each other, the present .... and the future.
But going back home this evening I could tell on the subway that Trump was winning. My GF noticed it too. Montreal is a very liberal city .... it would make places like Manhattan or the Bay Area in California extreme Attila the Hun conservatives in comparison. The face on everyone in the subway ... glued to their phones ... reading whatever they were reading .... said it all. Gloom and doom.
I just got home, and the New York Times is now giving Donald Trump a 95% chance of winning the Presidency with 306 electoral votes .... Presidential Election Results (New York Times).
As you can imagine I am just bursting with commentary and opinion. Everyone in the news media who made a prediction on what was going to happen tonight has been proven wrong. The polls were wrong. The news analysis was wrong. The pundits and commentators were mostly wrong. Everyone and everything .... wrong, wrong, and wrong.
But I must confess that there is someone who I know who predicted what was going to happen tonight a year ago .... and she is not even political .... just someone who listens to the news and keeps her comments to herself. Yup .... that person is my girl friend.
I am going to bed now. But expect a long analysis and commentary when I wake up.