- Charles Kaiser writes that many feel a sense of loss after the election
- A president who led America with grace and intelligence faces dismantling of his legacy under a Trump administration
(CNN)I haven't felt quite this sad since November 22, 1963, when I was an eighth grader and my hero John Kennedy was killed. The shock and the sadness from this election feel like a gash in the heart of our democracy, and it will take many, many years to heal the wound. That's partly because Hillary Clinton has lost the presidency by winning the popular vote, an anomaly that is only possible under America's odd system of electoral votes, which has anointed her opponent the victor.