I will be the first to concede that I was wrong about this election, and not just me, but so were the professional statisticians that I was paying attention to. Donald Trump won the 2016 election in a political upset that will be studied by the political science community for decades to come. He broke the rules, did things that had never been done before, and yanked the election away from the Clinton political dynasty which was all but anointed.
Hillary Clinton was a deeply troubling political candidate with highly questionable ethics and a terrible track record. With the neo-conservative base aligned behind her, Hillary would have continued misguided wars in the Middle East devoid of any coherent strategy. From her “legacy” in Libya as Secretary of State to her naive Russia “reset” America would have been in trouble with President Hillary Clinton. My main concern was that she would plunge America into war in Syria, and then set her eyes on a even bigger prize in the Middle East.
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