(Lifezette) -- Exit polls from the 2016 election divided voters into all the same categories of conventional political thinking — race, gender, income, and religion. They should have included categories such as “those who mow their own grass,” “those who wear coveralls to work,” “those who lose sleep worrying about their job security,” “those who can go through the whole day without being offended” and “those who have no idea what Uber is.” Categories like these would make it crystal clear how President Trump won. There are no existing statistics on those categories, but I guarantee Hillary Clinton wasn’t competitive among those groups.
There’s a beat-up, 1980s Chevy pickup I always see around town, and the guy who drives it probably falls in all those categories.
The entire back window is covered with Trump stickers — Trump/Pence 2016, GOP elephant wearing a Trump toupee, Veterans for Trump, Proud Deplorable, et al. That’s not out of the ordinary in a one-Starbucks town in the heart of a red state — one that doesn’t even border any blue states. Towns like mine exist all over the United States, and their inhabitants don’t cast votes based on an enlightening article they read in The Atlantic or because they’re devoted to a certain ideology — just ask Mitt Romney or John McCain.
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