Republican Establishment Melt Down
In the run-up to the New Hampshire primary Byron York began asking Republican establishment types if they knew anyone who supports Trump. Here’s what he found:
“I don’t know anybody who supports him.” They’re politically active and aware, but they said they have no contact in their daily lives with even a single person who supports their party’s front-runner.
After that conversation, I began to ask everyone I met: Do you know anyone who supports Donald Trump? In more cases than not — actually, in nearly all the cases — the answer was no. I asked one woman Friday night, and she said she hadn’t thought about it. I ran into her the next morning at breakfast, and she said, “That was a good question you asked me last night, and I’ve given it some thought.” And no, she didn’t know any Trump supporters.
…”So what explains the polls?” I asked.”I don’t know.”
They never knew what hit them. NPR reports Jeb Bush spent $36 million for 30,000 votes. Trump spent $3 million for 100,000 votes.
David Frum in The Atlantic says, “The angriest and most pessimistic people in America are the people we used to call Middle Americans”.
John Nolte in Breitbart says 32% of Trump’s angry and pessimistic voters in New Hampshire were college grads.
Tucker Carlson, in Politico, sums up the Trump revolt against the Republican establishment as “shocking, vulgar, and right”.