‘Ottawa’ Trump Wiped the Smirk Off Their Faces
As I write this, Democratic strategists and mainstream correspondents are on television squirming in their seats. They’re quickly pivoting their messages. They just don’t know what to say.
Right now The New York Times gives Trump a 90% chance of winning. Swing state Ohio has gone Trump and others are leaning towards him. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, they told us. The whole election was Hillary’s to lose. Some messaging.
Maybe we’ll have received the tally late into the night. Or maybe the losing candidate won’t concede until the next morning, like John Kerry did in 2004. Or maybe a recount will leave us waiting for weeks.
But none of this changes one undeniable fact: Trump wiped the smirk off of everyone’s faces. Ever since he walked onto the national stage wearing that red hat with Make American Great Again written on it he was mocked by the establishment. He was looked down upon by the elites.
And, worst of all, his supporters were treated lousy and shamed by the press. Women will never vote for him; that was a big talking point. They all dislike him, the refrain blared. Then the exit polls came in and told us that in Ohio 42% of women voted for Trump. A swing state, no less.
Trump support was under-represented in the polls because of how uncomfortable the media made it for people to openly voice their support. But on election day, once they were left alone with their secret ballot, the people finally spoke. And in their support they rejected the establishment consensus.
If the count is in Trump’s favour, the establishment gets the boot. But even if Clinton wins, they’ve been served a major warning.