I Feel Hopeful

“Vote Here” sign outside Stroud Township Municipal Building on election day, Nov. 8, 2016. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
“Vote Here” sign outside Stroud Township Municipal Building on election day, Nov. 8, 2016. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
“Vote Here” sign outside Stroud Township Municipal Building on election day, Nov. 8, 2016. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

“Vote Here” sign outside Stroud Township Municipal Building on election day, Nov. 8, 2016.
Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

By Matthew S Deegan
President of ESU’s College Republicans

As President of ESU’s College Republicans watching the results last Tuesday night, I believe all of America was in shock.

Whether you had voted for President-Elect Donald Trump or for any of his opponents, no one expected Tuesday’s results, one of a complete Republican turnover.

Republicans were able to win the Presidency and keep their Senate Majority that they had won in 2014, while still being able to hold on to the House that they have had since 2010.

As a Republican who did not vote for the President-Elect, I still feel hopeful. After watching his actions and words throughout this past week, we have all seen a different Donald Trump.

We have now seen a calm and collected Trump, who announced Tuesday night that he would protect the LGBTQ Community.

We have seen a Donald Trump who has been reaching out to other Leaders whose ties were hurt or diminished over this last Administration.

We have also been given a chance to see the Donald Trump who will not accept a Presidential Salary and does not condone the hate or protests of his “supporters,” clearly stating on 60 Minutes “stop it” to those who say they support him and are out on the streets protesting.

Although I did not vote for him, he is my President, and I am hopeful.

While on campus and across the country there may be a divide that continues to grow, I want to offer the opportunity to anyone who may be fearful, who may have questions or concerns, or who would just like to see how the Republicans on campus feel after this election to come to one of ESU’s College Republicans meetings. ESU students, please stop by. They are every Thursday in Stroud 420 at 2 p.m.

We would love to have you, Republican or Democrat.

Email Matthew at:
mdeegan2@live.esu.edu

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