I am neither Pessimistic or optimistic. I am a realistic looking at everyone running and realizing nobody can possibly put up a challenge to her. Nobody is even trying I agree. But really even if they did, would it really matter as far as the direction our country takes?
I'm politically, socially, and economically conservative, and yet every candidate fielded by the so called "conservative" parties has been so deeply flawed that most of us, conservatives and liberals alike, agree they shouldn't be in elected.
There's no sign that upcoming Congress will start using their authority to enforce the rule of law and checked Presidential powers. Nor that they'll do the other parts of their jobs with any level of competency, regardless of which side of the aisle they're on.
Very much looking forward to getting my dual citizenship soon, so I can exercise my ultimate non-violent political freedom.