.Almost every time there is an election, the mainstream media and conventional wisdom are afraid that Donald Trump will win. Donald Trump will not win, because the elites have spent decades building an elaborate system that ensures that nobody, no matter how bad a candidate, can actually win a presidential election.
After George W. Bush won the popular vote in 2000, the Clinton/Bush dynasty was not even remotely threatened by Hillary Clinton. And after the 2008 election, the entire mainstream media ran around in circles repeating how Barack Obama would never lose, because of his limitless ability to draw the right kind of white people. If Obama had drawn white people in roughly the same proportion as Mitt Romney, he would have lost to Mitt Romney.
In both the 2016 primary and the general election, the elites have built a system that draws out a relatively small number of voters who are very, very enthusiastic about politics. They will follow the Democrat or the Republican in line to the voting booth, but they will not vote for the actual candidate. At the end of the day, both of the Clinton and the Trump campaigns had to get as many voters as possible to the polls. If you want to know what happened on Tuesday, you have to look at turnout. In the end, neither of these two races was close.
Republicans have been taking the minority vote for granted for some time now. The Democrats just did not have enough people to vote for them. We are seeing the same thing in the aftermath of the 2016 election.
We saw this in the 2008 election. The media was convinced that the American people were reaching out for a radical alternative in Barack Obama, and that was why Obama did so well. On election day, however, the majority of people who showed up to vote did not believe that the country was going to change, and they were voting for Obama.
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