From: Af [mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com] On Behalf Of Bill Prince
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [AFMUG] OT. Trump's supporters talk rebellion, assassination at
I think there were actually 18 republican candidates. In the early going the
style of DT pretty much sucked the oxygen out of the room. I think a lot of it
was the press' focus on him, but in the end, it was really the republican
voters that made the decision.
Republicans are well under half of the overall voter population. My personal
theory was that too many rationally-minded republicans decided to sit out the
primaries, or else they were legitimately split on "all the rest".
That's too bad, because in the end, they could have fixed the problem by only
having 3 or at most, 6 candidates. If that had been the case, I think DT would
not have gone past the first 5 primaries. DT did not get a majority in any of
the early primaries; a classic case of split votes.
On 10/16/2016 4:50 PM, CBB - Jay Fuller wrote:
One thing to remember during all of this. People voted in 50 states. Very
different states. There were, at times, 10 other candidates on the republican
side - - and admitingly, one socialist on the other side.
Those 50 states voted Trump in as the republican nominee. There were several
other choices. Trump is the one the majority voted in.
Don't forget that come Nov 8.