Monday 14 November 2016 / Hour 2, Block A: David M Drucker, Washington Examiner Senior Congressional correspondent; John Fund, NRO, in re: Michigan, Macombe Co; who voted for Trump and who refused to vote for Clinton? ‘Twas the home of the Reagan Democrats; Bill Clinton would have been their ideal president. But with stagnating wages came anger and angst for having been left out, and no hope for their children. These voters were fed up with the existing system and Trump was seen as someone who at least would shake it up.
Trump had a consistent msg, he sold it better than she sold hers. Clinton had a number of flaws . . . She never went back to Michigan till it was in trouble. We erroneously assumed she’d hold on to the white vote that had delivered for Obama. This allowed Trump to move in.
Respect for America as a nation and a desire to see American power projected internationally. Michigan was forgot; Trump saw it, visited, and connected with Michiganders.
New presidents don't get hundred-day honeymoons any more. GOP controls both chambers; no excuses. Intricacies of tax and health-care reform. Executive orders. I think Trump has a year or even 18 mos to start delivering
Break gridlock; let people think that the [apparatus] is working for not against them. Enormous pressure to reduce corp taxes, bring backcapital trapped overseas, simplify taxes.
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