This is one significant similarity between our moment in time and one of the past.
In that time and ours, the question on everyone’s mind was, will the elected leader do what everyone should expect them to do based on how they got to be elected? In our time, as I believe it must have been then, the hope of most was that despite what everyone knew about the new leader, the leader would distinguish between how they got to where they were and what they would do going forward. We know what happened then. Do we have any good reason to suppose, pray, that now will be different?