Donald Trump may be the last President of the United States.
There will certainly be people that will follow him that will use the title, but their allegiance won’t be to the electorate as a whole – their allegiance will be only to the Left.
As we see in California now, the entire mechanism of state government has switched to a uniform Leftist government – the California Republican Party is as potent a political force as a group of twelve year old My Little Pony fans at an MMA event.
The Governor isn’t the Governor of California, especially when he won in a 57% to 43% victory.
The Governor is the Governor of the Left, and will represent the Left, not the electorate in general. The swing vote, which has moderated elections nationally is absent in California. The swing vote means that the most uninterested people have the levers of power. That category of people simply does not exist in California.
Party leader? Sure. Governor? Well, in name only. In reality, the recently elected Governor is the Democratic Party leader.
Recently, we’ve had contests at the national level for President – the swing voter makes a difference. Could McCain have won in 2008? No, not really, mainly because no one liked him. Could Romney have won in 2012? Maybe, but it would have been like electing your middle school principal as President. The fact that Trump did win in 2016 was relatively surprising to me.
Trump’s victory did expose part of the genius of the founding fathers. Despite the popular vote being in favor of Clinton, Trump concentrated on and won the Electoral College. The Electoral College isn’t a genius move because Trump won – the Electoral College was a guarantee of the essential promise of the Constitution to the States that the small states wouldn’t get dragged around like a St. Bernard’s chew toy (small states hate slobber), but it also provided a trap against voter fraud and a mechanism for nearly instant legitimacy of the elected President. In order to cheat on a national election, you’d have to cheat in state after state after state. Cheating in New York City or even statewide in Texas alone won’t do elect a fraudulent President.
And while it’s common it’s not unheard of: Trump is the fifth President to be elected by winning the Electoral College without winning the popular vote.
But on election night 2018, Bill Kristol tweeted:
‘I’ve always disliked the phrase “demography is destiny,” as it seems to minimize the capacity for deliberation and self-government, for reflection and choice. But looking at tonight’s results in detail, one has to say that today, in America, demography sure seems to be destiny.’