I used to watch TV for hours and hours on election night. What a crash course on American politics. Pundits, commentators, reporters all come out to analyze the past, the present, the exit polls, the historical similarities and differences with past elections. Reagan and Nixon are mentioned very often, which I don’t know why. How about other presidents who deserve to be remembered on a night like this? I used to imagine that the swing states were established because in the early days it is impossible for politicians to travel vast distances on horse driven carriages for campaigns. It’s just impossible. So swing states came to the rescue. Politicians only need to concentrate on three or four swing states. However after watching election nights TV, I came to understand that’s not the case. Swing states came into existence on its own. Nobody really did anything to establish them.
However, 2016 really changed me. I was so shocked that I had to stop watching all together. So the pundits and commentators and statistics and polling and the Las Vegas bets were all wrong and had been wrong all along. What’s the point of watching if all one could get were wrong information?