Pennsylvania: the key state (and also the Keystone State)
When stupid political pundits assure readers, and themselves, that Trump can’t win the Presidential election, they drone on about the Hispanic vote and how Trump has alienated them assuring that he will lose.
But the key to Trump winning lies not with Hispanics, it’s with prole whites in places like Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania, according to the 2010 Census, is 79% white and only 6% Hispanic. Pennsylvania ought to be a slam dunk for Republicans—Republicans always win in Georgia which is only 56% white—but in Pennsylvania Republicans keep losing.
I believe that in an election against Hilllary Clinton, Trump will be able to win the support of prole whites in Pennsylvania who have traditionally voted Democratic. This is because Trump speaks to issues that matter to prole whites: immigration, free trade deals, national security. Trump is smart enough to avoid focusing on issues that turn off prole whites, such as tax cuts for the rich and the big issue that divides whites, abortion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump moves to the center on those issues after winning the Republican nomination.
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It just occurred to me that one of the reasons that journalists are so clueless about the Trump phenomenon is because they live in an upper-middle-class echo chamber. If they knew more proles, they’d better understand that Trump has a lot of support.
I’ve previously pointed out, many times, that journalists today almost entirely come from wealthy families, and they attended elite schools. They have no friends or relatives who are working class. They are cut off from what regular Americans think.