In good times, we see our paths correctly, at least to us. No one saw Trump's path. And the reasons were that they refused to view some of the most egregious actions by the Trump allies, including those in the FBI. There is little doubt but that Comey's letter, far more outrageous an act than any in the history of presidential elections, was the end of Hillary Clinton. The fact that most refuse to accept Hillary Clinton's own view of the election is simply another example of why Democrats have joined Republicans to claim that it was a Clinton problem.
We could go back to someone not even a Democrat, whose ego sought to campaign against Clinton when she should have been a shoo-in. And the fact that Sanders raised so many issues and created his own group resulted in people much more inclined to vote for Trump than otherwise.
We could say that the fact that Russia was meddling in our election by hacking into Democrat emails hurt Clinton, and we would be right. Russia has been normalized by Trump, and will continue to be normalized even by Trump's security expert Lt. General Michael Flynn, who for all we know was the architect of Trump's pro-Russia approach. The reasons for Flynn's weird approach to Russia are largely unknown. In previous administrations, Flynn would have been investigated for espionage. Now he will be in charge of such investigations.
But in the end, we know that Trump's win was razor thin. That edge was provided by our men and white women. Neither has any gender concern. And the glass ceiling will be repaired over the next four years. Only white women can change that. And, as far as we can see, white women are going to continue to put "strong" men, namely those who relegate women to comments and actions that emphasize their claimed "weaknesses," will run our country for many years.
Of course, we have the exactly wrong people to seek office in 2020. Elizabeth Warren? Michelle Obama? Really?