I believe the American political system is poised to deliver the best result possible given the available options. But America remains a nation with a chip on its shoulder. Too many Americans got lost in the shuffle of globalization. Too many Americans believe they don’t have equal protection under the law. Too many Americans see the gap between the world they have and the world they want as nearly unbridgeable. Disillusioned and distrustful, they reject an establishment they see as rigged against them. In a politically gridlocked system that can’t deliver change, it’s hard to see how this gets better.