Donald Trump: The President Elect of the United States of America: Obviously. He has confounded everyone ever since he declared his intention to run for President when he declared his campaign on June 15, 2015. He is going to go down in American history as one of the most masterful politicians of all time.
Mike Pence: Vice President Elect: He did a more than credible job as Donald Trump's second in the campaign, and is the defacto leader of the right wing of the Republican Party. He moves into contention as the front runner for the Republican nomination in 2020 if Donald Trump decides not to run for reelection, or in 2024.
Vladimir Putin: President of Russia: Trump favorite, has had role in electing Trump with behind the scenes influence, US elections reconfirms Russia restoration to superpower status.
Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House: Considered a has-been now in line for a top cabinet politician
Rudy Giuliani: former Mayor of New York: See above, now in line for a top cabinet postion, perhaps Attorney General
Marco Rubio: Republican Presidential Candidate, reelected as Senator from Florida after left for dead after terrible performance in Presidential Primary.
Chuck Schumer: Senate Majority Leader from New York: New voice of opposition for the Democrats in Congress.
Bernie Sanders: Independent Senator from Vermont: Senior Statesman for the progressive movement in the United States of America.
Hillary and Bill Clinton: Their 24 years of influence with the National Democratic Party comes to an end.
Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House: The president of his own party wants him replaced. The right wing of his own party never liked him. His days as Speaker are probably numbered.
Tim Kaine, candidate for Vice President: back to Senator from Virginia, which is fine for him if he likes being Senator from Virginia. No chance for national office due to his age.
NATO. An unanswered challenge by Putin's Russia in the Baltic States will end this alliance's 70 year record of maintaining peace in Europe.
Roe vs Wade (Reproductive Rights): Expect these to fall once a President Trump appoints Scalia's replacement -- and as many as two other seats which may become open during his administration.
Obamacare/Affordable Care Act: National Health Care will be dead as soon as President Trump signs the necessary executive orders and Congressional bills authorizing this. The question is -- how will the 22 million people affected who lose health care be offered some life support as an off ramp?
This is my last post. Its been a fun ride. I got it wrong, by predicting a Clinton Presidency -- but I am joined by just about everyone else in this regard. I will be taking this blog down by November 17.
Thanks for reading!