Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trumping the Elites | City Journal

She had it all—the pliant media, the tech oligarchs, Wall Street, the property moguls, the academics, and the all-around “smart people.” What Hillary Clinton didn’t have was flyover country, the economic “leftovers,” the small towns, the unhipstered suburbs, and other unfashionable places. As Thomas Frank has noted, Democrats have gone “from being the party of Decatur to the party of Martha’s Vineyard.” No surprise, then, that working- and middle-class voters went for Donald Trump and helped him break through in states—Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa—that have usually gone blue in recent presidential elections.


Seems so.

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If you'll forgive a self-indulgent joke, he appealed to the unhyphenated-Americans.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 10, 2016 4:12:23 AM