Jeb Bush

Sorry Hillary, Trump's win was predictable

Sorry Hillary, Trump's win was predictable

Publication of Hillary Clinton’s book “What Happened?” has reignited debate over why and how Donald Trump managed to win the 2016 election. How did a billionaire, reality TV star with no political experience and a campaign in a seeming state of constant chaos defeat one of the most experienced, well known, and well-funded political dynasties in America (two dynasties if you include his defeat of Jeb Bush in the GOP primary)?

Though there is no shortage of theories, including several offered by Ms. Clinton, it is worth considering the possibility that the outcome of the election was rather conventional and predictable — even as it featured an unconventional and unpredictable...

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