Trump. President-elect Trump.
The election is over. Long live the election. Now, the winner gets down to the serious business of forming a government and beginning to convert campaign promises into plans and policies and then laws. Then, they have to govern and react to the world at large.
Already, President-elect Trump has met with the leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the House. He has met with the President.
When you know how to build 100-story skyscrapers, you learn to make timely and critical decisions.
The President-elect has enunciated a plan for his first hundred days. You can see it here: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS <<< hyperlink, click on it
Trump won the Rust Belt — West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan — something that hasn’t been done by a Republican in almost half a century.
Trump won 46% of all women. If you take out of the universe of women those who were never going to vote for him and graded him versus the remaining gross potential, he did pretty damn good, thereby proving the pundits to be wrong, big league.
Trump won 29% of Hispanics.
Other than New York, California, Oregon, Washington — Trump was close enough he could have won anywhere. His campaign knew this and the media missed it.
Trump won 8% of black citizens while Romney won 6%. This is one area in which it will be interesting to follow his growth. There is no reason why he can’t get this level of support up to 40%.
The NYSE futures dipped almost a thousand points on election night. Now, it’s rebounded and has hit a record high. So much for the Trump Recession, no?
The pundits, the pollsters, the MSM, the elites got it all wrong. They were totally and absolutely wrong. Not one of them caught a whiff of Trump’s Rust Belt strength. None of them.
Trump made the #NeverTrump crowd eat crow. Ben Sasse, Lindsey Graham, the Bush clan (George HW Bush, Barbara Bush, George W Bush, Jeb Bush), Mitt Romney, Jeff Flake — all wrong and all no longer Republicans. They betrayed their party, the people, and worked actively to elect Hillary Clinton. Boy, it’s going to be delicious to see what happens when they stand for re-election.
I guess Gen Colin Powell can now safely change his voter registration to Democrat.
A lot of celebrities promised to move to Canada or somewhere else. Can I help in any way?
The third party candidates were a meaningful consideration and appear to have taken their votes from the Democrat candidate. There will be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth on this subject.
It is fair to say that only California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington are still safe Blue States (Democrat). Fifteen states including the DC. That is an enormous switch. Wow!
President Obama said in 2014, “My policies are on the ballot.” The Dems got creamed, repudiating President Obama in the process.
President Obama said in 2016, “Electing Donald Trump would be a repudiation of my presidency.” It was repudiated and, likely, Obamacare will be repealed. So much for the Obama legacy.
The Dems were concerned that a defeated Donald J Trump would not accept the outcome of the election. The “Love Trumps Hate” Dems are the ones conducting riots in the streets in about a dozen cities. Very classy.
This was an election in which the common man roared. It is now time for President-elect Trump to deliver on those promises. I’m feeling pretty good about that.
Stay tuned. This is going to get interesting.