The U.S. will never be the same again
Re America votes, Nov. 7 It’s ironic that the U.S. Thanksgiving falls just after this election. The only thanks that many will give is that it is finally over!
Even if Hillary Clinton wins, the aftermath will be an atmosphere of great distrust and animosity. I hope that violence does not ensue, but I’m afraid it will, and when it does, as Gandalf exclaimed in The Lord of the Rings, “The Darkness has begun. There will be no Dawn.”
There is plenty of blame to go around for this murk, starting with Donald Trump, Clinton, the Republican and Democratic parties. Joe Lefkowitz, Toronto
Regardless of the results, the good ole U.S.A. will never be the same. With people talking of revolt if the election does not go their way, I trust all this does not spread to Canada, and pray it does not. Bill Fox, Oshawa
First the good news. As of Sunday, major UK betting houses have established Clinton as a 2:7 favourite to win. The bad news is that many of these same houses predicted that the Brits would vote to remain in the Common Market in the recent referendum. Andrew Monk, Orillia, Ont. I surely hope Justin Trudeau and his wingmate Kathleen Wynne have their economic crisis teams on 24-hour call this evening. If Trump wins, the U.S. and all its trading partners will be in serious economic free fall as we cringe with the prospect of a third world war. If Clinton wins, the ensuing civil war in the Disunited States of America will pummel the Canadian dollar and destroy our major export market. It is a no-win situation for everyone including Canada. W.R. Thuma, Toronto
Perhaps the final word on this election race to the bottom should go to Woody Allen: “We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice.” E.W. Bopp, Tsawwassen, B.C.