Understanding the factors that determined the 2016 election will require time and deep analysis. But Susan Bordo contributes to that understanding with The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, how the right and left vilified and brought down "an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate" through a combination of smears and misogyny. She compares the treatment of … Continue reading Did Hillary Lose Because of Misogyny?
A lot of Democrats and journalists are still criticizing Hillary Clinton as a bad candidate, and blaming her for the defeat in 2016. See the book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." But politics is a team sport, and no Democrat would be a successful president without bringing with them a Democratic Congress, at the … Continue reading Republican Will Probably Split Before Democrats Win Presidency Again
Decisive votes for Trump were cast not by the passionately committed but by voters who viewed both Trump and Clinton negatively, EJ Dionne writes. "The media exit poll found that only 38 percent of those who participated in the 2016 election had a favorable view of Trump. That’s the base. The contest was settled by … Continue reading Trump Agnostics Are Central to Dems’ Future
Running a policy wonk against a TV personality did not end well for the Democrats in 1980 or 2016, observed Travis Knoll, a Phd student in history. He writes in Huffington Post: "As we found out in 1980, when an unpopular and tepid but dedicated nuclear submarine engineer faced off against a movie star in a … Continue reading Lessons of 2016 and 1980: A TV Personality Will Beat A Policy Wonk
Hillary Clinton won, in the final tally, nearly three million more votes than Donald Trump, about the same number as Barack Obama did in 2012, and 48.2 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 46.1 percent. She won a larger percentage or margin of the popular vote than 14 (about one third) of US presidents -- … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Won Larger Percentage Or Higher Margin of Vote Than 14 Presidents
Hillary Clinton is now winning the popular vote by more than two million votes, and by the time all votes are counted, will probably garner a 48% to 46% margin over Donald Trump. That's unlikely to change Trump's assumption of the presidency on January 20, unless far more is known when the Electoral College votes … Continue reading 10 Suspicions of a Hacked Election
The 2016 election was decided by five counties in two states, Florida and Michigan, Trump pollster Tony Fabrizio says. Trump under-performed in Texas, Arizona, and Georgia, but it made no difference. If Trump lost Macomb County in Michigan, a traditionally Democratic suburb of Detroit which famously went for Reagan, and these four counties in Florida -- … Continue reading 5 States and 215 Counties Switched from Obama to Trump