I'm a father, a retired business person and a military veteran (Army, infantry, Viet Nam). Like most, I'm glad the elections are over. They are a circus run by special interests who spend billions to sell their candidates. Those who were elected throw their fist in the air and proclaim "the people have spoken". They use this slogan to do the bidding of their big money backers.
We see the broken system, the legalized bribery, the bashing - and we respond by shutting it off. In virtually every area of this country about 50% of the people are registered to vote. Of those, about half vote. Of those, about half vote for the "winner". Thus, the "winner" represents about 15% of WE THE PEOPLE.Politicians, if they truly want to represent us, need to investigate why they lost 85% of the people, and what needs to be changed to allow the people's voices to be heard. WE THE PEOPLE are interested in our families, our communities, our country. We want to be informed and involved. We need a system overhaul.