Why everyone got the election wrong
Why did Biden and the Democrats and the Media get it so wrong? Simple. They massively overestimated the importance of the Coronavirus among the general population. And they massively underestimated the importance of the economy.
They could not understand just how much the working people and small businesses of America appreciated Trump’s calls to re-open the economy, and his promises not to allow another lockdown.
The Liberal elites failed to understand how much Americans love their FREEDOM, and that they are willing to pay almost any price for it. For example: Americans are willing to tolerate levels of gun violence and firearm-related death (homicide, suicide and accidents) that no other civilized country would tolerate, all in the name of freedom and “rights.”
The national sport, football, is a violent game that leaves its players with permanent head trauma and brain injury. No big deal. Healthcare and the ability to see a doctor whenever you want — without having to worry about going broke — is not something that exists in the US. People understand that if you are poor or working class, you may just have to die younger than the rich folk. And if you need to have your brain popped like a chocolate covered cherry playing defensive line, or go risk death in a far away desert in order to pay for your college education, then so be it.
That is the price of a “free market” capitalist system that makes America exceptional. And Americans will literally DIE to keep it that way.
Likewise with Coronavirus. The professional-managerial and upper classes in America are appalled and frightened at the rate of infections and death, but for most working class Americans, those who face daily and persistent threats from everything from car accidents to random shootings and gang violence to diabetes, drug overdose and heart disease, Coronavirus is just one more threat to take in stride. Sure, the virus is killing thousands, but as long as they don’t close the bar and I can still make a living, that’s OK.
Thanks to the “K-Shaped recovery” engineered by Pelosi and McConnell, Joe Biden, the media and the Democratic leadership are all doing financially as well if not better than before the pandemic. Thus, they could not understand this purely American dynamic.
Instead, they turned their minions on CNN and MSNBC into screeching Banshees, wailing nightly about the horrific “numbers” of the pandemic. Surely, they thought, every American must be appalled and frightened by what is happening with COVID-19 under Trump.
They simply could not understand that if you are facing hunger, eviction, homelessness and bankruptcy, a virus that is killing 0.05% of the population is just not that much of an issue for you.
And so now the exit polls tell us that the economy far outweighed Coronavirus in terms of importance for voters. And THAT is where Trump was more trusted than Biden, whose whole campaign seemed to be based on simply promising to wear a mask.
In fact, 82% of the people for whom the economy was most important voted for Trump.