The more the intelligentsia tells me Donald Trump is unelectable, the more I want to vote for him…
Nobody knows anything. Especially the smart and educated. We continually laud the graduates of Ivy League institutions, those with money and fame can do no wrong. But then they do.
Like Nate Silver.
Nate got it half right. Trump does have sky high unfavorables. But those became secondary to an electorate pissed that the Republican majordomos had paid lip service to them for decades, but ignored them on the street. And no one likes to be ignored, no one likes to be manipulated, Revenge permeates all income brackets and social strata.
So how did this happen?
Trump started early. The New York Times said that was Bernie Sanders’ flaw – his late start, as if he never believed he could really win. We’ll never know if he could have, but we have learned that some rules are immutable. You have to be in it to win it; you have to lay the groundwork.
And Trump said the unsayable. The right wing may act prim and proper but it’s the left wing that has taken political correctness too far. Sure, racism should not be tolerated, but truth knows no bounds, it resonates with all. And if you’re so busy being hurt by literature that you need trigger warnings, good luck in business.
Which is where Trump triumphed. Continue reading