A Frustrated Democrat Says He’s not sure Obama could have beaten Trump. Here’s why
The nation’s highest-ranking Democrat, President Barack Obama, opined in a podcast that he could probably have won a third term if it were allowed by law. Not so fast, says frustrated Democrat Bryan Dean Wright. In his article, Mr. Wright itemizes the things that went wrong for Hillary Clinton and how it is all tied to President Obama.
As Written By Bryan Dean Wright for Fox News Op-Ed:
Earlier this week President Obama expressed confidence that a majority of the American people would have given him a third term had he ran for reelection. Not surprisingly, President-elect Donald Trump promptly disagreed.
Is Obama right?
Hillary Clinton ran as the President’s heir-apparent, embracing Obama’s legacy and promising to continue many of his policies. In short, Americans understood that a Clinton White House would be – by and large – an extension of the President’s.
Her message worked (sort of): Clinton won the popular vote. By doing so, she accomplished Obama’s goal of convincing a majority of voters to support his third term.
But American democracy doesn’t work that way. Clinton won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College. How could that have happened? Consider that Republicans won more votes than Democrats in the House (63.1 million to 61.7 million).
That’s how we lost our Blue Wall.
Simply put, the 2016 election came down to an electorate desiring change. Clinton’s promise of four more years didn’t fit the bill. Americans chose a …
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