The issue with choosing leadership is that, when it goes our way (either side), we (the constituents) take a breath as if our job/our civic duty/our mission is complete, which, in the end, only leads to disappointment. Let me be clear, the easiest part of democracy is getting your leader in office.
No matter who we choose as a leader:
Rights will be challenged,
personal values will be questioned,
you will be taxed,
people need representation,
children need to be educated, and,
evil will come in some form.
No matter the leader, become educated and active in politics.
If your candidate won, congratulations! Now get to work.
If your candidate lost, sorry. Now get to work.
It is the same as it ever was.