One nagging thought I had during the entire campaign was "business as usual" would prevail, things would plod along and - when the wheel fell off - it would be further down the road. The wheel fell off last night and I'm thinking the repairs will be by those willing to work. The riders, since they'll be the first kicked off, will grumble, kick some dust and threaten, but will still be left behind.
Another thing: I feel most people are good, honest and want to do the right thing. Over time, if they're aware of things that are wrong, their conscience gets the best of them, and they speak their mind, or reveal things that just aren't right. With that in mind, I'm thinking many of those that have been silent will refuse to be silent any longer. What they reveal will not be good for those that choose the wrong path.
There are a lot of things wrong with the United States, but there are more things that are right. The system isn't broken; it needs some maintenance and I have the feeling it will start soon.