It’s been more than a month since election day 2016…..
There are people I talk to even now that tell me they are ‘afraid and scared’ about America’s future….
There are those who I speak to who are happy with the election results…
The ones scared cannot understand what happened and are concerned about what Donald Trump had been feeding to the voters who voted for him….
The voters who DID vote for him WHERE scared…But NOT any longer….
Trump supporters voted partly for him because Donald Trump said to the them?
“I will make America Great again’…….
Of course we ALL know that America IS the most powerful country on the planet…..
But those Trump voters?
They keep telling people that ask if THEY thought things where OK….
There are a million reasons why Trump is going to the White House and Hillary Clinton is retired from politics….
But lets get something straight…..
Hillary Clinton BEAT Donald Trump…..
In any sense of the contest she WON….
She has OVER 2.5 MILLION MORE votes than Trump….
But the way things go in choosing a President in America you have to win numbers generated by state’s…..
That she lost….
Even there though?
NOT by much…..
The number of votes is thought to be around 100,000 now….
But that number could drop to around 70,000 voters….
That is from a total of more than 127 million votes….
Hillary Clinton actually didn’t do so bad OVERALL….
The problem for Democrats is Clinton lost states that Barack Obama carried….Some by less than 10,000 votes…..
All this brings us to Democrats on the whole…
Since barack Obama assumed the Presidency Democrats have been losing ground across the country….
And in two years in the 2018 election things cold get even worst….
Democrats have a larger numbers of House and Senate seats to defend than Republicans…..
Right now the left wing of the party wants the party people in Congress to NOT work with incoming President Trump….
But THAT isn’t the problem one might think….
Democrats have been LOSING because they have stopped listening to the people America is leaving behind in the 21st Century....
In the Rust Belt states that Hillary Clinton lost?
Donald Trump dropped in to talk MORE than Clinton…..
Trump isn’t gonna keep most of the promises he made to these people….
But he listened to them….
Democrats come across as NOT interested in some of America’s workers…Be they predominately white, or hispanic or even black….
The party , and the next Presidential candidate must seek votes in the Rust Belt Midwest ANDa a Southwest which most people do NOT know came is stronger for Clinton in some places than some of Obama states Clinton lost…..
The key to Democrats is to start reaching out to those who voted for Obama but left Clinton….
Granted that Hillary Clinton did NOT appeal to a good many Obama voters because she was NOT a good campaigner and the Republicans HAD been running against Obama for six years and she embraced him…..
But Democrats have been losing in state and local races also….
They will NOT get ahead by turning MORE the left which helps them in the coastal states only….
They must find a way to engage the others in the Middle of the country North and South who feel like they are being shuttered out of the American Dream for new comers……
I know this simplistic and there are other factors like race and fear of changing social norms…..
But dealing with even THOSE topics need to be addressed…..
A failure to reach back will only continue the governing of America by a minority supported voter group that IS growing smaller everyday ….
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