Thursday, 1 December 2016

Trump victorious against all the odds.I

He railed against the Washington ‘establishment’ - but now he is the establishment!

Why did Trump win?

Where does it place the USA at present and how will Trump behave as a President?

The disconnect in US society – akin to the Brexit outcome in the UK

How easy it is to build resentment against the 'centre' -whether London, Brussels of Washington

So along comes a maverick and a dangerous buffoon! and offers false solutions.

What went wrong for Hillary Clinton?

The complacency part is obvious: Until about 9 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 8, supporters of Hillary Clinton (myself included) were certain that Donald Trump’s weaknesses among women, non-white voters and younger Americans would prevent him from becoming president.
This analysis was half-right: Trump lost the popular vote by more than 2 million. But things went just wrong enough for Clinton in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to give Trump his electoral-college victory. His combined margin in the three states stands at about 100,000. Roughly 134 million votes have been counted nationwide.

Is pointing to the limits of Trump’s victory simply a way of evading the depth of the Democrats’ plight? After all, they also failed to take over the U.S. Senate in a year many Republican incumbents looked vulnerable. They picked up a paltry six seats in the House. Add to this the large-scale losses of governorships and state legislatures since the Democrats’ recent high point in 2008 and you have the makings of a party-wide nervous breakdown.