HOW COULD AMERICANS BE STUPID ENOUGH TO LET DONALD TRUMP TAKE OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
And this is the answer I give every time…
Nobody with any political aspirations wanted to run against Hillary. Nobody.
When Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton went head to head in the 2008 primary, the Democratic Party had to choose between two highly educated, highly successful, highly qualified candidates. It was a given, that whichever candidate lost the 2008 primary would be the front-runner of the 2016 election. The fact that Obama won and Clinton lost only made the general public that much hungrier to put a woman in the White House. Had the reverse happened, it would have had the exact same outcome – the general public would have been just as eager and ready today to elect our first black president.
By 2014, after a shocking display of congressional failure by the Republican-controlled house and senate, any Republican worth his or her salt knew better than to risk their entire career, their entire political capital on a failed-from-the-start campaign. So we got the seven dwarfs and a couple of stupids… and one ego-maniac instead.
Sometimes I shorten my explanation to just this: Donald Trump was the only one dumb enough to think he could win.
Just got my voting packet in the mail… cannot WAIT to cast my vote this year!