The past four years in the United States of America has been… weird. So much division, so much hate, so much name calling on both sides of the aisle (and all the spaces between).
What has been disconcerting during this time has been the 45th President’s complicity in sowing division and hatred. He hasn’t been the unifying figure we need as President. Because, no matter where the candidate falls on the political spectrum, the President has to represent every citizen.
The 45th President failed miserably at this task.
After four days of ballot counting, the path for Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to become the 46th President has become more clear. Yes, there are still votes to count. Yes, there will absolutely be legal contentions from the Republican Party (none of which, at this time, seem to have any foundation).
It is far from over. There will still be work to do in the next four years and beyond. There are people who, legitimately, feel left out, overlooked, shunned, and forgotten by both sides of the political spectrum (and all the spaces between).
I’m just glad that, for now, we have a more reasoned leader at the helm.
And, I got to tell my daughter this morning that we will have a woman as our Vice President. Which was one of the coolest conversations I’ve been able to have with her yet.