A good system anywhere is best tested when things do not go right.
The over 200-year-old US democracy is facing a real test and the early signs are that the system is self correcting.
Like any democracy, the US system of governance provides checks and balances, but does not predetermine the results in any single cycle.
The same US public that elected the disgraced Richard Nixon also elected John Kennedy.
And while an African American whose father was a Muslim immigrant won two four-year terms, we also have an anti-Muslim businessman that received the needed electoral votes to move into the White House.