Robert Peters Wrote: One overriding fact about Trump. There is an unexplained compelling attraction drawing supporters to him. There is no logical counter offense to combat this condition, charisma. Two possible actions are to get non affected voters to vote against him or to focus on his biggest lie lots of good paying jobs by working to create good paying jobs. But I wonder him many Democrats he bought with his tax cuts and promise to cut more spending.
I think the reason Mr. Sanders isn't President is much more than just closedmindedness.
It is but it isn't as cut and dry.
Socialist, old, Jewish, it is because of these and other reasons so it is closemindedness, but so much deeper.
The polarization is horrible. "Won't vote for the other side" is pretty new.
Reagan for an example got a number of Dem votes because whether he was the "right man" or he seemed to be.
When Clinton won instead of continuing to get the best person for the job the Reps who lost to him twice attacked his sexuality, which is ok for the situation, but it became a "look at what the Dems did" instead of look at what he did.
The Gore and Jr debacle only widened this. Remember no one ever said Jr. was the best man for the job it was just who his daddy is and the fact he was a Rep. When Jr became President it was look at what the Reps are doing and not look at him.
With Obama there can't be much more taken in than the fact he was Black, half, a bit didn't really matter. When the Reps lost a second time the Reps went hard at the "look at the state of the US the Dems have put us in." Completely forgetting that Jr. screwed us financially. Remember how he was the "biggest idiot" ever to be elected?
Also any and all positives are negated completely. Jr. put us in 2 wars still basically going on but there were some good things he did. Clinton liked a "little head" but he still did good and bad things politically.
Obama, ask any trump supporter and they beat their chests about him being the son of satin, Kenyan, anything to negate him as a human. This is the black, white and gray stuff I spoke of.
That is a huge problem. That is chimpanzee thinking. Us and them, good and bad, zero depth of thought, no looking for the best person, zero investigation of morality and ethics of the person (grab 'em by the pussy) it is simply "as long as it isn't them."
Then there is the Woman problem. Like Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Clinton had a list of points against her, but added don't forget Black Men got the vote 50 years before Women. Woman Dems actually voted for President trump because they, woman, didn't think a Woman could do the job.
The cut is so deep and as with everything it's gonna take little baby steps to move forward. To many factors to be taken in with a country of 350is million.
Good luck out there