I see no logical reason for optimism. We remain deep in a class war. Liberals are content to ignore the consequences of imposing the austerity agenda of our poor. On core socioeconomic issues, Democrats and liberals are now to the left of former Republican presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, even Reagan. Greatest irony of my lifetime: While liberals were politely applauding the anniversary of the UN's UDHR in the 1990s, Bill Clinton stripped our poor of the same basic human rights listed in that international agreement, and liberals never connected these facts. They spent the years of this administration waving the banner for the middle class.
Listen to what people say when they talk about "inequality." They've restricted the inequality discussion to the gap between workers and the rich, disregarding the canyon between the working class and poor. They can read that the US shipped out a mass of jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s; that there are now 7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.) yet seem oblivious to the consequences: our poverty crisis. As our own history shows, it's impossible to save (much less, to rebuild) the middle class without shoring up the poor, and without a large enough middle class, the US economy will collapse.
If it really does come down to Trump/Clinton, we all lose. People can talk about revolution, but be realistic: If we had a revolution, who would fight whom, and for what? We're rich vs. middle class vs. poor.