Trump was right….
In the end for about 100,000 voters in the MidWest and the South?
Hillary Clinton was NOT Presidential….
On the whole?
Democrats did NOT do so bad…
Hillary Clinton, like Al Gore , IS gonna earn MORE votes than Trump…
But WHERE they came from is the issue for Democrats….
If you look at the final electoral map?
The results are stark….
Except for parts of the upper coast of this country ?
The Democrats lost…
The amount of the lost’s are not big…..
They number in some places less than 20,000
But they are losses….
For voters in these area’s Hillary Clinton was just not an option…
Hillary Clinton …
Where do I start ?
Hillary Clinton has been on the American political scene for decades…
She will NOT be missed by most….
A very smart woman…..
But not a natural political, and unable to exhibit something basic that gets one to lead large groups of people….
Trust and Empathy….
Her husband had it…..
Barack Obama and even George W. Bush had it…..
Bernie Sanders had it…..
And Donald Trump has it….
It has NOTHING to do with policy….
It has nothing to do with Political experience….
It is something you either have or don’t….
Hillary Clinton does NOT have it….
The guys above ALL embraced the Media from the start of their campaigns….
The guys above have BIGGER faults than Hillary had….
But their projection of self overcame anything that would work against them…..All except Sanders where able to carry on….
There will be those who say that ground games don’t work anymore for Presidential candidates…
That is all about the media….
They will be wrong….
Hillary Clinton DID turn out MORE voters for herself….
More voters that Trump and the Republicans….
It is WHERE those voters voted….
American’s LOVE President Barack Obama….
He probably would have won a third term easily ….
But his success I agree with some posioned the waters somewhat for Hillary Clinton….
The Latino/Hispanic vote rose this year……
But the efforts of President Obama also stayed in the news and aroused a backlash in the states that Hillary Clinton lost….
Those in the South and the MidWest…..
In addition, while the Latino/Hispanic vote did increase?
The Trump percentage of the 2016 vote was actually close….
One reason that may come out in post analysis is that President Obama has deported MORE people than any recent American President….Also….President Obama has tried very publicly to reform Immigration and failed VERY publicly , thus making white and Latino voters annoyed at him and maybe casting votes for Trump or NOT voting at all….
Everytime President Obama issued a Executive order on something?
The Republicans made a VERY big deal about it….
They fought him in the courts….
THAT narrative found ears in the American South and MidWest….
In the Blue states these efforts bolstered Clinton’s vote probably …
But she HAD those votes going in….
Let’s face it….
The Media counts for something….
Or Hate it?
It sets the table….
Donald Trump came to the table as an entertainer…..
A guy who LOVES the spotlight…..
Hillary Clinton NEVER liked the spotlight….
Never trusted the Media….
And in a way her husband IS to blame for that….
She suffered in the end for it….
Hillary Clinton’s lawyer and lack of media and political smarts will looked at in this will be examined for a long time….
She simply got played by herself and the Republicans….
I’m only going to relate this….
Donald Trump by his shear Media presence was able to go thru the last 18 months WITHOUT showing his taxes….
The guy simply said ‘Fuck You…I’m NOT showing them….’
The issue went away ….
Hillary Clinton carried the issue on her back the WHOLE campaign, unable to deal with it in any effective way….
It hurt her in those places she need the xtra few thousand votes….
The Future of the Democratic Party….
A few days ago EVERYBODY was worried about the split of the Grand Ole Party….
I warned here that they would be ok….
Oh, they’ll have a whole lot political fist fights coming their way with Trump in the White House, the establishment trying to corral him and bring him back to reality , while the hard-right knuckleheads try to get their piece….
But the real trouble place is the Democrats….
With Barack Obama stepping down?
The Democratic party has issues….
Look a the party leadership….
It is OLD….
It is hurting …..
The Republican’s have the whole ball of political wax…..
They just the White House to Trump….
Couldn’t even get the Senate and had no chance to get the House…
The leadership of those bodies are BOTH over 60…..
Looking at the electoral map today?
A Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren is NOT the answer for making headway in the South and MidWest….
Democrats will need a YOUNGER bench to go to work….
Democrats will need to SLOW their roll on some issues in the South and MidWest and concentrate on enabling those area’s to improve THEIR economic vitality …..
Obamacare , the Affordable Healthcare Law IS gonna need adjustments…
The person Democrats send to run for the White House in four years will have to be Media Savvy ….(America seems to NOT to be ready for a Woman President)
Should have little political history to have GOPer’s chew on …..
And have the file on ALL the mistakes that will accumulate during the next four years by Trump and Republicans….
There are a LOT of Americans who ARE upset and walking around in disbelief….
THAT by itself is NOT enough….
DEMOCRATS HAVE TO find away to get more votes in the South and Mid West…..
THAT is what they need to WIN….
Image….The Washington Post
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