Thing is, on the Monday morning after ‘grab them by the pussy’ gate, it was very reasonable to think Trump was going to win that conservative stripe starting at Montana and ending at TX… maybe some southern states…. And that’s it. And then he’d have a Barry Goldwater / Mike Dukakis style defeat. That’s what I thought, and it was not far-fetched. It was rational.
Didn’t happen. And such that it didn’t it was a lot of things that pushed Trump over the top. And such that ‘grab them by the pussy-gate’ didn’t destoy him, neither did the Russkies save him. There were bigger currents in motion. The change dynamic basically, that scorecard that one of those prescient professors out there has made. Scorecard said, the challenger was going to win based on the various environmental factors of this moment… It was true, it was infallible.
So there wasn’t really a way Hillary Clinton was going to win this, closeness of the race not withstanding. Hindsight reveals it was an almost impossible task. Democrats could have nominated a better candidate for sure, but the ‘small c’ conservative way to bet was to nominate Clinton, and there was some intuitive wisdom there that was hard to deviate from. But other D candidate would have been face in a headwind also.
Lefties can choose honestly to not be tormented by this, to not beat themselves up over this, to not blame the Russian, to accept….