Still at a loss by the election of Trump to the White House? Scratching your head and pulling your white beard pondering what polling data you miss? Do not feel too badly, you are not alone. The media, the pundits, the talking heads were all duped and mislead; the political scientists are perusing their data points for answers, and I am compelled to give up making political predictions, even when all the facts point to an inevitable conclusion.
The Democratic Party is in disarray, after what look like a certain victory; the Republic Party is forced to contend with a political faction that is bent on destroying it. Thus the long national nightmare begins.
Now the votes are counted and tabulated, it shows that White conservative Christians gave the Donald his victory. National exit polls show white evangelical voters voted in record numbers for DT, 81-16 percent. The Wall Street Journal confirms that more than 80 percent of white evangelicals and born-again Christians voted for Donald Trump. It is the widest margin ever for a Republican presidential candidate since they have been tracking the numbers; more than Mitt Romney, John McCain or George Bush. Furthermore, more than 75% of white evangelical women – backed Trump. No one could predict that Christians would reject morality and decency.
The irony of course, for all intents and purposes, Trump cannot be considered a Christian. At least in theory, he is a man that appears to have no convictions – religious or otherwise – and represents everything that a Christian rejects. Even, Dr Ben Carson, the most self-described, qualified Christian of all the candidates, is avoiding this wolf in sheep’s clothing and has decided to turn down a position in his administration.
What does all this mean; I do not know. But with Trump and Pence, a dangerous religious extremist, at the helm, the U.S. could become a Christian theocracy. But again, I am out of the prediction business.