Why did Obama Win?Democrats say they now know why Clinton lost
Many Democrats have a shorthand explanation for Clinton's defeat: Her base didn't turn out, Donald Trump's did and the difference was too much to overcome.
But new information shows that Clinton had a much bigger problem with voters who had supported President Barack Obama in 2012 but backed Trump four years later.
Those Obama-Trump voters effectively accounted for more than two-thirds of the reason Clinton lost
Priorities USA released a poll last week, conducted in part by Cantor's firm, that found the Democratic base — including voters who usually sit out midterm elections —unusually motivated to participate in the next election. The group have said in recent months that Democrats can both reach out to white working-class voters and their base with a strong message rooted in economic populism.My first question is why did Obama succeed when Hilary failed?
Remember Obama had his "guns and religion" off the record characterization of the white working class that could have been as bad as Hilary's ''deplorables"
Why was Obama not able to convince his supporters from the white working class to support Hilary?
Is this as simple as Obama was the candidate of change in 2008 and Trump was the candidate of change in 2016?
Is this as simple as that Trump is a master of the media (branding himself as others);
Make America great again! The wall! Trade agreements! Job provider!
Is this as simple as Nativism: The Chinese? Moslems? Mexicans?
Is this as simple as Elitism: political? educational? media?
I think it a little to early in the data cycle to decide.
Any analysis has to explain why Obama succeeded in 2012. Why did Romney a millionaire fail when Trump as billionaire succeeded?
And one must also explain why (outside of Obama) Democrats have been losing elections across the country.