As the pundits in DC continue to gnaw their talons over Trump’s victory and tell us all the details of who will win, if you distance yourself from the squawking, it’s really quite simple to see what will happen.
While the media continues to inundate us with minutiae about the election and their predictions, the pattern of our elections foretells who will win.
If you look at the way elections have gone, it’s a change in tone that marks each new president, at least since the days radio came about and then television.
No drama Obama is supposedly one of the most eloquent speakers of the presidents. While I disagree with that common opinion, it has led to his being very evasive in his language. He parses all his words and after a news conference you know very little about what he’ll actually do. It’s like trying to catch an otter in the water after you’ve greased your hands with Crisco. You can’t pin him down.
By contrast, his predecessor, George W. Bush, mangled his words. As a candidate he spoke more plainly, but not eloquently. He was a rebuttal to slick Willie Clinton who, like Obama, used language to obfuscate and evade.
Clinton was a rebuke to George H. W. Bush, who often was bumbling and unexciting in the rhetoric department.
You see where all these “begats” are going.
You can even go back to Silent Calvin Coolidge, followed by Hoover, onto FDR, plain spoken Truman, JFK, etc. Look at 2012 and there is a lot of policy difference between Romney and Obama, but Romney didn’t really speak any differently than Obama and Romney lost.
Clearly, the American people swing from one extreme to another in electing a president when it comes to tone.
Extrapolate that to today and it’s very evident why Trump is succeeding. He is the antidote to Obama. He’s not afraid to call someone what he thinks he is. He speaks forcefully and directly. Trump’s language is decisive as when he says he’ll build a wall on our border. It’s cut and dried.
On the Democrat side, Hillary is like Obama in her evasiveness. That explains the rise of Bernie Sanders, not really a guy known for his eloquence. Sanders is not as big a contrast as Donald J. Trump, however.
Do you see the handwriting on the wall?
The experts don’t. Details of policy, quotes, white board tallies derail them from the obvious. Don’t pay attention to them.