Sure, it matters who wins in November. But by my lights, we'll still be in a heap of trouble. Consider, for instance, the culture. It's Prom Season. And schools are worrying about the dress code for that event. On the one hand, it's the usual set of concerns. From the WSJ:
Schools from Connecticut to Arizona are responding to risqué prom dresses with elaborate dress codes. Prom fashion in some stores goes way beyond plunging necklines and hiked-up hems to include low-slung backs, thigh-high slits and midriff-bearing cutouts.
To avoid having to turn away tearful girls on the big night, prom organizers are taking pre-emptive action, issuing specific guidelines early, offering dress approval in advance and relying on image-heavy PowerPoint presentations to make it crystal clear what styles will, and won't, be allowed at the dance.
Makes sense, right? But then there's this:
Dress codes focus mainly on girls' attire, but boys aren't exempt. Most schools ban sneakers, jeans of any color and pants that sag. Others require accessories, such as hats and canes, to be left at coat check. Southmoore High's guidelines say male students must keep their shirts on all night. "We don't care that you work out," the guide states.
That's a rule, now? You must keep your shirt on? Shirts were coming off? At the Prom?
So, basically, we're doomed as a culture, wouldn't you say?