To Discern Our Post-Election Destiny, Look to Our Hearts, Not Our Charts

On the power of emotion to change party and a nation

I want to talk about a concept we don’t talk about enough in electoral (or post-electoral) politics—the intense and instant emotional resonance of election night. There is a way in which the emotions of that moment can imprint on the human psyche in a way that has lasting consequences for the weeks, months, and years to come. And before we begin the pro…

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