I've heard, read and witnessed a wide variety of emotions being expressed today across the United States as decent and not-so-decent Americans alike have made their choices in the quadrennial clash between good and evil.
This evening, predictably, TV sets will flicker late into the early part of tomorrow. Revealing the ultimate deceit for some and confirming the joys of an impossible reality for others.
Regardless of whom you drew your sword for today, we can be certain of one thing:
Celebration and consolation will taste very much alike. They'll both taste like whiskey.
And the first Wednesday in this November will be a pretty shade of ugly. Or an ugly shade of pretty.
Or, perhaps, it will deliver another fine American mess.