My take: Response to the election

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Teresa Roberts, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Teresa Roberts, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

By Cady Kuzmich
Gazette Reporter


Clifton Park — In the days after a presidential election which shook much of the world, Clifton Park residents were still trying to process the news — Donald Trump is the president-elect. Your Clifton Park stopped by Mocha Lisa’s Cafe in Clifton Park to chat with locals about their personal response to the results and the election as a whole.

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter (Left to right) Hannah Gould of Maryland and Rita Fischer of Saratoga Springs shared their thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11. This was the first time the two women had seen each other in 50 years.

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
(Left to right) Hannah Gould of Maryland and Rita Fischer of Saratoga Springs shared their thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa’s Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11. This was the first time the two women had seen each other in 50 years.

“I was pretty surprised with the results. I stayed up until midnight and I was getting pretty upset. The campaign was much more negative than most.”

– Rita Fisher of Saratoga Springs.

 

“I was totally shocked at the results. I stayed up as late as I could and I was feeling sick. I was crying off and on Wednesday. Most of my friends are liberal so everyone I talked with Wednesday was in the same boat.”  

– Hannah Gould of Maryland.

 

 

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter (left to right) Melissa Mace of Clifton Park and Dana Bacchelli of Saratoga shared their thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
(left to right) Melissa Mace of Clifton Park and Dana Bacchelli of Saratoga shared their thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa’s Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

“I’m in disbelief. I can’t comprehend he is our president. I didn’t even vote. What’s just as upsetting is all the crazy stuff people are doing — the riots and protests… Don’t be out in the streets burning flags. It all feels like Candid Camera. Is [Trump] even really invested? I hope he has good advisers.”

– Melissa Mace of Clifton Park.

“It’s nothing short of heartbreaking for our society. He’s supposed to be a role model for our children. Watching debates has been like watching a reality show. I’m just not ready to digest it. We need to allow people to grieve.”        

– Dana Bacchelli of Saratoga.

 

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Teresa Roberts, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Teresa Roberts, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa’s Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

“I was completely surprised. I thought Hillary was really going to get elected. When I woke up in the morning, I turned on the TV and went, “Oh my gosh!” I was in shock. The people voted, I guess. They put in the person they wanted. I just hope it wasn’t a big mistake.”

–  Teresa Roberts, of Clifton Park.

 

 

 

 

 

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter Jenny Curtis, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa's Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Jenny Curtis, of Clifton Park, shares her thoughts on the recent presidential election over coffee at Mocha Lisa’s Cafe in Clifton Park Friday, November 11.

“I didn’t stay up. I really thought she was going to win. She won the popular vote and Trump won the electoral college. I personally want the best person for the country — I’m an independent. In the beginning I thought he would be a good president. Clinton has a lot of guts. She’s a strong woman. The people picked someone with no experience or political background… I think Pence will be a good vice president. Let’s see what happens. I was disappointed by a log of what [Trump] said. He was very insulting to women. I think if he runs the country like he runs his businesses then we will be okay. If he does what he says about jobs, I hope he will be a good president.”

 – Jenny Curtis, of Clifton Park.