Yesterday we voted, we watched and we elected. Today we are taking it all in. I feel the need to address you all, Michigan and, of course, the nation.

My fellow Kalamazooans, Michiganders and Americans,

Today is the country's version of the NFL's "Overreaction Monday". Whether your side won or lost, this is still the greatest country in the world and of all time. Remember that. Do we have problems, big problems? Yes. Can we fix them? Hell, yes!

Every four or eight or 12 years, the country shifts a little to the left or a little to the right. Its the way it is. Get used to it. Its actually a good thing. When you average things out, its like a great golf shot, right down the middle.

If your candidate won, go ahead and be happy. Celebrate. But show a little class.

If your candidate lost, go ahead a be sad. That's ok. But don't give up. Stay involved. We need to hear your voice every bit as much as we need to hear those who disagree with you.

As my son David posted:

No matter the severity of your feelings after this election, please remember a few things:
The sun will still rise in the morning, and set in the evening, you'll still go to school, BOB will still think the world is flat, Kanye West will still love himself more than anyone else, ESPN will still not cover hockey, and the government still won't get anything done.
Politics moves at a glacial speed, albeit that glacier might melt a little faster during this administration.

Thank you and God Bless America.

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