Despite Donald Trump’s historic win over the GOP front runners and the record number of voters that have come out in support during the primaries, there are still people out there who don’t believe he can win the general election.
Let’s put aside wild speculations that these people are intentionally trying to sabotage his campaign (as if they could) and assume they genuinely don’t believe he could win.
All we have to do is look at recent history to see how their wrong.
When Trump announced his candidacy last summer, mainstream media wrote it off as a joke. They made claims that he would fail time and again. And time and again he not only defeated their claims, he crushed them.
It seems that most of the media is grossly out of touch with common America.
Over at Real Clear Politics, they discussed Trump’s chances. Even a long time opponent had to admit he’s got a shot at winning.
So, here we are. Last week, Trump was up by 0.2 percent in the RCP Average, meeting both of my goalposts two months ahead of schedule. I still believe that he is the underdog, but I have to concede that he can win. I would put his chances more around 30 percent today. If at some point he establishes a durable lead (he returned to trailing Clinton Friday morning), or if he can push his average up into the high forties, I will revise things accordingly.
Their estimates are modest at best, when you look at how Trump dominates polls across America. It seems pundits and media commentators admit these facts with gritted teeth. Reality has to drag the truth from their cold dead fingers. They won’t openly acknowledge Trump’s lead and momentum, perhaps until he is sworn into office.
The article goes on to list reasons why Trump can win. They mention Hillary’s unfavorable ratings among Americans. They assert that political loyalties among voters matter more than particular the candidates. If Trump can convince Americans his goals more align with them than Hillary’s, he certainly will win.
They admit that, despite the media’s smear campaign, fewer nonwhites hate him as they think.
Furthermore, it’s entirely possible that the media’s single-minded focus upon Hispanics as immigration reform advocates is simply wrongheaded… some of Trump’s appeal to working-class whites translates to working-class Hispanics and African-Americans, and that he will perform surprisingly well (or at least surprisingly not poorly) on Election Day.
The article sums up Trump’s chances by comparing him to Hillary, calling her a “bad candidate running a bad campaign with bad commercials.” Say what you will about Trump, he doesn’t have the shameful, questionable record that the Clintons do. Many Americans (including liberal women) do not trust her. Then there’s her email scandal, which might just knock her out of the race.
The lesson here is that the media cannot write off Trump anymore. Months of insults and attacks have only strengthened his resolve. Despite the opposition, Trump isn’t going anywhere.
Source: Real Clear Politics