Eight years ago I remember casting my absentee ballot from Shanghai and then later watching Barak Obama get elected President from a crappy little hostel in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. It was a joyous occasion, we were finally rid of the disaster that was George W. Bush. I remember the local Cambodians rejoicing as well, some in Obama t-shirts.
Fast forward to today and I'm not sure what I just witnessed. I do think middle america has been left behind and many of the jobs of yesterday have become obsolete, but repudiating any kind of progress by electing the most unqualified candidate in my lifetime is truly unbelievable. I never thought we could have a worse president than George W Bush. Oh how wrong I was.