Meaningless gestures don't gain meaning just because we wish it were so.
That's not a good inference. Before I answer, let me ask you: Do you think the election of Trump is at all significant?
The subject of discussion was my political affiliation, not whether my votes were significant. So your sentence is a bit of a non-sequitur.
The significance of Trump's election, if any can be said to exist, is that from now on all of our chief executives will be reality TV stars. Is that progress?
You think you're being clever, asking all these questions before making any firm statement. The downvoters seem to have seen through the mask?
JFK was the first candidate to embrace Television. Perhaps Trump, being a part of the same lurid show, is the first candidate to realize how hollowed-out the media based on that technology has become.
Is that progress?
It's the classic creative destruction in the media.
You think you're being clever, asking all these questions before making any firm statement.
One of the best ways to judge someone is to see how they make decisions and predictions, and to observe on what information those are based upon.
The downvoters seem to have seen through the mask?
It's not possible to make judgements as above from the downvotes. It seems you should have noted that.