One of the things that has stumped the liberal elite and biased media is that Trump won without the massive resources being given to Hillary Clinton. It’s really quite astonishing how badly she was beaten, when she had over $2 billion dollars, the support of celebrities, and major media outlets outright lying to protect her.
Yet despite all over her unfair advantages, she was soundly defeated by an outsider. It really shows you not only how popular Donald Trump was in the end, but how much America was against Hillary Clinton.
The numbers are coming in as to just how much money was put into this campaign. While they will most certainly be staggering on both sides, it’s shocking to realize Trump won on such a “shoe-string” budget.
From Yahoo News:
Donald Trump pulled off one of the biggest upsets in American political history when he toppled Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday – and he did it using far less cash than his rival.
Relying heavily on an unorthodox mix of social media, unfiltered rhetoric and a knack for winning free TV time, the New York real estate magnate likely paid less than $5 per vote during his insurgent White House bid, about half what Clinton paid, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance records and voting data. Those figures assume the candidates spent all the funds they raised.
Trump’s cost-effective win has upended prevailing concepts about the influence of money in American politics and raised the question of whether a lean, media-savvy campaign can become the new model for winning office in the United States.
Trump’s a businessman, so of course he was going to win more efficiently and effectively than her. As a seasoned strategist, negotiator and leader, he knew how to win this campaign with whatever resources were available to him, even if they paled in comparison to the competition.
How do you think he turned a small loan of a million dollars into multi-billion dollar companies?
This, along everything else about this election, defies decades of campaign logic. Experts always say that the candidate with the most money tends to win the race. Logically, if you can outspend your opponent on staff, ads and outreach, you’ve got the election in the bag.
This was cynical insight at best. Trump proved that the issues at stake in this election were far more important than the money spent to propel either candidate. Even with her billions and free promotion from the media, Hillary could not convince the American public to elect her.
Going forward, this is very good for our country. We don’t yet understand how Trump’s win has reversed decades of politics and insider games in our country. If a man, hated by the media and constantly attacked by liberal elitists, can soundly beat an established politician who had more than $2 billion, anything is possible.
Source: Yahoo News