The enduring problem with democracy is that stupid people get to vote too. If only the elites were in charge, everything would be great.
Check out the exit polls — the breadth and depth of the Trump victory is extraordinary. He won among just about every part of the electorate, no matter how you slice it. Maybe New Hampshire is uniquely suited to Trump (certainly the terrain is more favorable than Iowa), but he is not a force to be trifled with. Candidates, groups, and donors who think they can let Trump run free for a while because it allegedly serves their temporary interests are playing with fire.
So Donald Trump basically ran the table with every demographic – men, women, young people, old people, educated, uneducated, rich and poor – and that’s a BAD thing?
Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is about to get hit with the race card:
Clinton allies grapple with crushing loss
After a devastating defeat, her campaign hopes to rebound with a sharp focus on African Americans.
Both Hillary and Bill Clinton knew she would lose here — but not by this much.
Now, after a drubbing so serious as to call into question every aspect of her campaign from her data operation to her message, the wounded front-runner and her allies are actively preparing to retool their campaign, according to Clinton allies.
Staffing and strategy will be reassessed. The message, which so spectacularly failed in New Hampshire, where she was trailing by 21 points when she appeared before her supporters to concede to Bernie Sanders, is also going to be reworked – with race at the center of it.
Clinton is set to campaign with the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner, unarmed African-Americans who died in incidents involving law enforcement officers and a neighborhood watch representative, respectively. And the campaign, sources said, is expected to push a new focus on systematic racism, criminal justice reform, voting rights and gun violence that will mitigate concerns about her lack of an inspirational message.
“The gun message went silent in New Hampshire,” remarked one ally close to the campaign. “Guns will come back in a strong way.” She is expected to highlight the problem of gun violence as the leading cause of death among African-American men as she campaigns in South Carolina on Friday.
The race issue was also front and center in the memo released by campaign manager Robby Mook before the polls closed, just minutes before the race was called for Sanders.
65% of registered Democrats in South Carolina are black. Hillary needs them to turn out and vote for her in big numbers. The gender card won’t do it. That’s why I am confidently predicting that we are about to find out that Bernie Sanders is a racist.
You heard it here first.