Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, 2016: a Week Out

I made this map below. It is not a good victory for Clinton. Should she squeak by with only a +2 Electoral vote margin, she will not have trounced Trump enough to offer a narratival rebuttal to the toxic ideology that he embodies. A victory with Ohio and North Carolina would buttress the firewall but only for some time. Come 2020, when the Never Trump crowd has abandoned Hillary to the vultures, how will she drum up the enthusiasm from the base for that election?

A final warning: Jean-Marie Le Pen never became president of France and remained the controversal political figure who could not grow his movement, Le Front National, beyond the mélange of far-right nationalists, anti-Semites, and Holocaust deniers. Marine, his daughter, lead the Front to its hereto greatest electoral sucesses in 2014, expelled her own father from the Party for his extreme views, and could very well ride the Euroskeptic mood to the Elysee Palace in 2017. For us across the Atlantic, the question asks itself: Who follows the Donald?

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