Each individual has their reasons why they vote the way they do. Some may seem asinine to others, but whatever reason the individual has is important to him.
The reason Trump is president is the choices, decisions and actions by both major parties back in 2016. The Democrats just happen to nominate the only candidate, alive or dead that could possibly lose to Trump. What you or I thought about Hillary is pretty much irrelevant, it was what America as a whole thought about her. One probably could narrow that down to the three deciding states if one had a mind to.
People tend to vote out the incumbents or the party in power when they get mad, angry at something the party in power did that they didn't like or want at the time. Americans like switching the presidents party out every 8 years. With the exception of Reagan/Bush's 12 years stint, no party has held the presidency for more than 8 years.
You had FDR/Truman for 20 years. Then IKE for 8, then JFK and LBJ for 8, Nixon and Ford for 8, Carter for only four, followed by Reagan and Bush for 12, Bill Clinton for 8, G.W. Bush for 8, Obama for 8 and now Trump for probably 4.
I think the voters in 2016 didn't want neither Trump nor Hillary Clinton. But were forced to choose. I suppose one could say only Democrats wanted Hillary, only Republicans Trump while most independents, 54% disliked and didn't want neither one. Independents gave Trump the White House, voting for him by a 46-42 margin over Hillary with 12% voting third party, against both.
If you're a Democrat for 2020, you can take solace that Biden is disliked a whole lot less by independents than Hillary was. In the world of both major parties shrinking, their share of the electorate dropping, winning the independent vote is becoming much more important than in the past. In 2006 only 30% of the electorate identified themselves as Independents, 37% Democratic, 31% Republican, today Independents are up to 40% with only 31% Democrat and 28% Republican.
Edited by perotista (06/08/2002:57 AM)
It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.