As expected, two contenders have emerged from the primary road show, yet the country has revealed three different attitudes.
One mindful of social and environmental values, embodied by the defeated Bernie Sanders, whom many millions of young Americans felt represented their point of view.
Another fearful of the challenges of the contemporary world, retreating behind the borders raised by Donald Trump’s fanatical and old-hat stances.
And a pragmatic bridge between present and future personified by the solid and reassuring professionalism of Hillary Clinton. So the upcoming period and incoming president will mark a transition, probably the logical outcome of a groundbreaking presidency. Barack Obama’s two terms have cut many ties with the past creating the conditions and room for new American dreams.