Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 2.9 million votes to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Clinton received 100,000 less popular votes than Obama in 2012 while Trump received 2.9 million more votes that Romney in 2012 (62.9 million vs 60 million). Trump focuses on his base of republicans, libertarians, and cowardly, ignorant independents. His base is solid and has been ever since the Civil Rights bill of 1968 when all the southern/northern racist totally swung to the GOP. Democrats campaigning to change their vote to democrat is a totally waste of time.
On the other hand, what about the so-called Trump voter who switched from Obama to Trump in 2016? Are they worth going after with a republican-lite agenda? Hell no!! They are stupid! For example in 2016:
The majority of non-college educated white women (64%) voted for Trump, while 35% backed Clinton. This figure is far higher than non-college educated black women, of which only 3% voted for Trump, and non-college educated Hispanic women, of which 25% voted for Trump. Black, Hispanic and other non-white women backed Clinton in far greater numbers.
In the end, it’s his white base that most benefited Trump. His most enthusiastic supporters were white men across the board, with 54% of college educated white men and 72% non-college educated white men backing him. These white men and women voted like a minority group, according to one electoral analyst, coalescing on a mission to put him in the White House.
These are the people who will vote for Trump given the past two years headlines such as:
Trump will receive his base vote numbers, 60 million. The key to beating the "Criminal in the White House" is the third party vote which exceeded 6 million in 2016 up from 2 million in 2012. These where the voters who disliked Trump and Clinton voted libertarian, Green Party, etc. The Democrats will not have the Clinton drag on the party this time in terms of third party voters; remember she beat Trump by 2.9 million votes even with GOP voter suppression before losing in the Electoral College. Democrats have the potential for receiving 70 million votes in 2020 giving an enlighten who is responsive to voter demands and not some corporate stooge.
The past two years of headlines about Trump and his steady approval rating at 35% to 40% proves that the "stupid" are impervious to facts and reality. The best and only way to defeat them and Trump is for intelligent people to vote and vote in large numbers.
Comments to think about.