In the 2000 election Gore vs Bush, idealism reared its head, and the idealists insisted on proving their point. The plea to Ralph Nader and his small constituency went unheeded, and the result was an unnecessary war estimated to have cost us $ 6 trillion and many lives.

Most of the time, but not all the time, a half a loaf is better than no loaf. Politics is not a black and white art form, and compromises are an essential ingredient.

In Michigan alone, Hillary’s loss is estimated to have been 11,000, while 90,000 completed a ballot and chose not to vote for president. Many assume that most of the 90,000 were Bernie supporters who felt wounded. A similar situation existed in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Had a small percentage of the wounded Bernie supporters voted for Hillary, she would have won.

In the Bush vs Gore election, approximately 100 votes would have changed the course of history.

In my novel, NautiGurl, to be released soon, one of the main characters makes politics and history simple, interesting, entertaining, and understandable. It should be available in January 2017. The book will be available for pre-order in early January 2017.

R.J. Meyer, Author