Donald Trump is now President elect, shocking the pundits and what pretends to be the mainstream news media. Here is how he did it.
First, he appealed to the American citizenry to preserve the American nation and Constitution. Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, espoused global socialism with its open borders, multiculturalism and elimination of the nation state.
Second, he reassembled the Reagan working middle class (silent majority) of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. The GOP establishment post Reagan had abandoned that coalition, and Trump saw and capitalized on the opportunity lost.
Third, he recognized that Obama and the Democrats had overplayed their hand. Essentially, government was not of, by, and for the People but was out of control, corrupt, and generally anti-American in its operations.
Fourth, he recognized the criminal nature of the entire Clinton political machine. Much credit, of course, goes to wikileaks and Project Veritas for exposing the perversion and lies from the left.
Fifth, Trump presented himself as a rough and tumble leader in the Teddy Roosevelt mode. Like him or not, Trump attacked political correctness and defended himself against abuse.
Sixth, Trump refused to be beholden to the establishment of either Party. He recognized that the American people were through with politicians saying one thing, doing another and then apologizing for their inadequacy.
Seventh, Trump saw that illegal immigration, crime and terrorism go hand in hand. Trump’s wall and suspension of immigration may be simplistic, but nobody else has a better idea. (Mrs. Clinton would have further exposed the nation to the very mess currently damaging Western Europe.)
Eighth, Trump recognized that the welfare system, including Obamacare, is collapsing, and there are ever fewer business and employment opportunities to prop it up. Trump’s privatization, tax reduction and regulatory reform plans are intended to vigorously grow the economy by encouraging business formation and development in America.
Ninth, Trump recognized that the Supreme Court has become a judicial dictatorship, and needs to be limited to its constitutional mandate. Fully half the Court thinks of the Constitution as a “living document” based on social justice and fairness rather than the protection of the freedoms espoused in the Bill of Rights.
Tenth, a great deal of credit belongs to Trump’s advisory team and Reince Priebus. At the end of the campaign, Trump not only had a message but was consistently on message. He evolved from boor to almost statesman like during the campaign process.