Republican voting was at a long time high. Which is a more defining number
if a lot of the regulars sat it out.
Liberals created Donald trump, the Republican party had little to do with it
On Oct 16, 2016 7:09 PM, "Bill Prince" <part15...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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.