Salt is still strong in this thread.
Boils down to a massive failure on the Clinton campaign to reach out to the disaffected and neglected, the same coalition that eagerly voted Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Until the left learns that condescension and dismissive attitudes towards working class voters won't win elections, no real, impactful ground will be gained.
Apart from that, white, college-educated voters also broke for Trump, which is quite remarkable. Says a lot about the distaste for the establishment.
Though I agree with you in terms of Clinton's failure, I don't think that was a blind spot she alone was guilty of having. I think everyone, from her campaign, the pollsters and even the Trump campaign miscalculated (Trump's miscalculation was to thier benefit) these groups and people simply assumed they would vote Clinton if they came out to vote.
I do find it hilarious that it's just blankly assumed that those who voted Trump voted for the anti-establishment and Trump has done nothing but be pro-establishment since he won.
But, with that said (and as I've said to my friends) the time for bitching needs to end. The dude won, period. Nows the time for vigilance and to make sure he answers for everything. The whole "he's not my president" rhetoric is self serving and childish IMO. I hated that when it was done to Obama, can't condone that now that it's Trump.
Speaking of childish, is Trump going to act like that with CNN reporters for the 4 years he's in office? Shameful.
- Clinton was too robotic and failed to connect to anyone really. And her mistake was making her entire campaign about "I'm not him" and thought that would be enough to simply coast to a win. She should have been more aggressive and talk to the people about what she would do for them from a policy standpoint. Between that and being forced to constantly defend herself regarding her shady (and ultimately meaningless) issues, she didn't stand a chance.
Edited by RamenRenegade, 15 January 2017 - 08:05 AM.