I was merely reporting my emotional state the next morning. Smiling when you wake up. It's a good thing. The frigging election cycle has finally reached orgasm, and we can return to normal television programming. It's a good thing.
But you are correct in your criticism. Hopelessly romantic, but correct.
It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all, for sure. I agree.
But the other side of the coin is that on the national level, and excepting the local level, your actual final choice comes down to just another human. It is rare that a perfect leader comes up through the political process, but it does happen.