The whole world watched with anxiety and anticipation for the U.S. presidential election. It was not only the U.S. who was divided but the whole world. Each and everyone has a strong opinion and reason for supporting their chosen candidate. While Hillary was doing well during the campaigns and polls, a shocking turn of events happened when Donald Trump was announced as the new president. We all know the flaws she committed (Donald’s not clean either) that could have affected her chances of winning, but here are the 10 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Lost to Donald Trump. If she covered her bases she could have had a higher chance of winning but America has decided.
Need we say more? Yes, Bill was the 42nd president of the United States but that’ probably the only positive thing we can say about him. Harsh? Just take a look at Hillary’s and Donald’s debates. She was obviously rattled when Donald brought Bill’s accusers. After that, she avoided opportunities to go after Trump on the groping allegations as much as one might expect. The other problem, Bill reminds people of the past and most people have issues with that. Enough said.
9. She Didn’t Actually Tweet Herself
Social media is a big thing nowadays, in case you didn’t notice. Sure, Hillary wasn’t trolling on her social media but Donald used it to connect to people outside the media filter. It created an aura of authenticity. While Hillary’s campaign was based on a more conventional approach, Donald gave the opportunity to millions of people to have a conversation with him. He earned millions in “free media” by taunting the media to talk about him. It actually sounded like he was really writing his own tweets which was his edge from Hillary. He set the conversation and controlled the news cycle, day in and day out.
Trump is a marketing genius and we can’t deny that. He’s a business magnate for crying out loud.
Make America Great Again.
It’s a simple slogan but memorable and very promising. It even became a hashtag at the end #MAGA. We can all see what’s happening to America now and people are desperate for change. He gave what the people wanted. It was more concrete than just plainly saying hope and change. We’re not sure how he will accomplish his promise but we’re watching him.
The riots in American cities created a sense of disorder in an already disordered world. Cities burning on TV, police shootings and ISIS terrorists beheading people on the Internet to name a few. The feared terrorist attacks throughout the world. These chaos have very different roots, and they aren’t comparable. Except for creating scenes of chaos, that flooded people’s TV screens. They hit the people’s sense of security. In times of disorder such as this, people turn to an alpha. Like the old saying, that FDR supposedly said of a Nicaraguan dictator, “He may be a son of a b, but he’s our son of a b.” Americans understood that Donald was not a warm, fuzzy, and empathetic character. They needed that desperately.
6. The Media Loves Her
The people aren’t as brainwashed as they used to be. Once a personality is loved and highly endorsed by the media then something is not right. Just like Donald who didn’t mind being foiled by the media because he knew that every time they attacked him it built him. Why? There’s great public dislike of the media in general because they came to symbolize the “elite.” So when Trump was attacked by the “elite media” and wasn’t destroyed by it, it built him. When the media praised Hillary, it made the people feel all the more that she was part of an inside club they don’t have access to (the “elites” as they call it).
5. The Real October Surprise
On October 24, the government shocked Americans all over the country that they would be smacked with double-digit Obamacare premium increases. And that didn’t stop there, the typical headline: “Obamacare Premiums to Soar 22%.” This news headlines blared across America. These increases in various battleground states while the media were talking about other things like Clinton’s emails and Trump’s groping, things that didn’t directly affect people’s own lives. This was a bigger local news story than it was a national one. Trade was a big deal too. Hillary’s comment on hemispheric open borders was maybe the most damaging thing to come out of WikiLeaks, even though she tried to claim she was talking about energy.
4. She Was Part of the “Establishment”
Anti-establishment fever was the prevailing point of the primaries: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. While Hillary’s Goldman Sachs speeches and resume were just the start of it. She was the establishment in an anti-establishment year. She couldn’t rant against Washington or Obama because she’s a part of it all. Celebrities campaigning for her didn’t help either. Donald didn’t have to do that because he was a celebrity himself and we live in a celebrity-driven country. Clinton is a political figure. No one could imagine having a beer with Clinton. Some people could surprisingly imagine having a beer with Trump probably while eating KFC on his gold-plated plane. How then did the billionaire manage to become the anti-elite?
3. She’s Too Similar to Obama
We are not dissing on Barrack Obama here. It’s just an observation that voters often choose the current president’s polar opposite. The Washington Post reported that, if Clinton had won, one party would have been elected three times in a row – “something that has happened only once since the middle of the 20th century.”
The intellectual Obama was a response to the brash George W. Bush.
The proper, traditional George W. Bush was a reaction to the libidinous Bill Clinton.
And so on. Get the picture?
2. Julian Assange
The Australian computer programmer, publisher, and journalist is the editor-in-chief of the organization WikiLeaks, which he founded in 2006. You have to wonder why he had it so in for Clinton. However, the endless dump of emails, from the Democratic National Committee and then Clinton’s campaign chairman, were damaging. They didn’t deliver an in your face caught red-handed. Still, they provided an endless series of distractions and questions, and they contributed to perceptions of Clinton as an elite, raking in cash from corporate interests which added more damage to the injury.
1. Ron Johnson
What is Ron Johnson doing on this list? The Republican senator from Wisconsin triumphed during the highly contested Senate race in the state on Tuesday night against a former incumbent, Russ Feingold. Wisconsin has 10 electoral votes. Trump won the state by 1% so he needed 270 electoral votes. He has 279. Because Ron was in a highly debated Senate seat that was believed to be the key to maintaining Republican control of the Senate, the big bucks flooded in at the last minute. A November 1 story on Politico was headlined, “Money Pours Into Wisconsin Senate Race.” The AP said millions of dollars poured into Wisconsin in the final week of the campaign. The final week. Why are we not surprised.
Despite being obvious, we now all know the obvious reasons why Hillary lost. It was actually shocking when the results came out but what’s done been done. The Clinton’s have been a political figure ever since so don’t worry if she didn’t win, we’re sure there’s going to be something in store for her. After all, she’s a Clinton.