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A little sprout of hope takes root.

The 2016 election surprised the professionals who did not think that Trump would be nominated, much less elected. What happened? Trump personified the perfect candidate for right wing radio and TV consumers who only had tepid support for McCain and Romney. He tapped into previously disaffected voters who came out of the woodworks. What gives me that little bit of hope is that last night's election makes it appear that the woodworks have been emptied out.

I have zero hope that any individual Trump voter could be converted, but I do have hope that they can simply be outnumbered. A mid-term election during a time of inflation (whether it's the president's fault or not) should have been a more obvious drubbing for the incumbent's party. The fact that it wasn't gives me a little hope for the future.
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