The thing about Donald Trump as President is that the alternative would have been The Hillary Person.
While the Democrats are working hard to emphasize Trump's lack of popularity, they don't have to (REFUSE TO!) reference the Clinton Catastrophe ... which is significant, and should be emphasized if the Ruling Republicans weren't so smug (and surprised!) that their candidate actually won the Oval Office.
Well, nobody on the Left could have provided a stronger candidate ... and nobody on the left would have been more odious that the "American Majority" would have voted Trump into office.
It may be significant that the Left could not field a more odious candidate than the "Hillary-Beast" (even her own party didn't like her!), and there was no Democratic possibility who was more likely to generate "Anyone Except Her!" votes.
It's not as much that she (Hillary) was the first female candidate to be sincerely presented as a Presidential Candidate, as that the Democrats had nobody better to offer; she was the most "popular" (in terms of name recognition) candidate, so the Dems offered her up as the "Loser Of Choice", having no expectation that she could possibly win.
So they threw the chick into the cauldron knowing that she couldn't survive the fire.
As an insult, the Republicans offered their least-likely candidate in opposition, and The Trump won as the Least Unlikely Ass-hole, And the Least Unlikely Ass-hole won, because he seemed to be a legitimate candidate ... which Hillary obviously was not. It was an election which was unwinnable by the Democrats (so throw the dog to the wolves .. what had they to lose?) and the Republicans could not lose.
So both parties decided to make a mockery of the campaign, and both achieved their goals.
I do not have fond hopes for a Trump Presidency; but I would have had even lesser expectations for another Clinton Presidency. I was not alone in my indecision, and while I wallowed in my angst while choosing the "Least Awful President", I was strangely gratified by the millions (okay .. thousands) of Americans who bit the bullet and voted for "Anyone But Hillary!"
Now we are resolved to support the President who is, if not perfect, is "Not Hillary".
I'm not happy with this, and I don't think that Trump will be on the "Top Ten" list of Presidents of the United States of America; he enjoys the "Least Expectations" vote which would have otherwise have been afforded to "The One Who Would Have Destroyed America" (because of her political mandate).
Consequently, it comes as no surprise that Trump does not enjoy universal popularity.
He is the "Least Foul Dog" in the fight, and is nothing more than a place-holder in the Presidency.
His job is to not screw up more than is absolutely necessary, and nobody expects him to live up to his expectations. The good part of this is, he can do no wrong! When nobody expects much from him, anything he does .. any policy he espouses which turns out "all right" ... will be greeted as a stunning exercise in diplomacy, at worse.
Which is what Hillary might have expected ... but she would have expected to have her every move lauded as "just what we knew she would do", and her failures would be brushed away.
I never wanted a "Perfect President".
I always wanted a President who was flawed, who made mistakes and nobody covered them up.
I want a President who had no expectations of a Second Term.
I want a President who is so imperfect, that we all know that his errors of diplomacy will not be glossed over by his political party. That's "honesty", and (if you will) "transparency".
Remember Eisenhower? (five star general, eight year president)
Remember Reagan? (hollywood actor, eight year president)
They made mistakes, but they made progress. Neither of these past Presidents were without fault, but our country thrived under their leadership because they weren't looking for 51% approval; they just wanted to get the job done, and to make our country a better place to live in.
I'm not sure that Donald Trump will, or is able to, live up to their standards.
But I'm damn sure that The Hillary has only one goal .. to be re-elected to the highest office.
You don't get that by being popular, Ms. Clinton; you get that by being effective.
If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hair style.
Clintons; as deep as a mud puddle.