HorrorScope wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:06:Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 17:16:
Actually your line of thinking is why Clinton and the Democrats are losing so badly. The majority of Americans are tired of being called racists for simply not sharing your whackjob ideology.
I think that is some people but not enough to win on just that. You have 30% that are just republican by name, like democrat. You get the extra percentages when you target the smaller groups and yes that is one you mention, right or wrong, they exist.
The demo's lost for this reason, they didn't run an open primary and entitled it to a woman that didn't connect nor put in the effort during the campaign to energize the others that make the difference. She had the woman stance, which was good, but again low effort.The demo's had a guy with the juice and the smaller groups of his own (Millennials), which would have won it for him hands down.
That is the only lesson they have to learn, be open and have the best man or woman win the primaries by earning it. If it was a standard republican who won, they would have though... we'll try in another 4 years, but getting Trump, they have to look back and think the risk of handing it to her like that wasn't worth it, at all.