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Response to Shemp Howard (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:31 PM

7. A lot of it is just showing up.

 

Trump made it clear that these voters were the people he was targeting, the ones he was speaking to.

As the name "Rust Belt" connotes, there's been a long process of decline and neglect in that area. When an entire area gets neglected and ignored, they'll go with the guy who notices them over the person who doesn't send the same signal.

Clinton had better policies, but her campaign themes were about inclusiveness and the merits of pluralism. Which is absolutely noble and correct, but it doesn't resonate with everyone.

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