Pundits declared that he can’t win against the Clinton political Juggernaut. May be. But I don’t agree.
While most polls show Clinton leading, these polls also reveal a secret weapon that will make Donald J Trump as our next President: Trump leads when it comes to who can handle economy better.
It’s ironic but do you remember the slogan that helped President Clinton back in 1992?
“It’s the economy, stupid” is a slight variation of the phrase “The economy, stupid” which James Carville had coined as a campaign strategist of Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush
According to the latest Bureau of labor statistics(BLS) data, 94 million able bodies are not working in America. Add 70 million retirees and children plus 8 million unemployed to 94 million, and it is obvious to see why millions of Americans have lost hope for the better future when over 53% of Americans are not contributing to this economy(172 million not working / 323 million overall population).
In 2010, unemployment was at the peak of 10% and has since gone down to around 5%. But government statistics don’t include those able bodies who can work but aren’t working(94 million). Interestingly, that number has gone up since 2009 from 83 million to 94 million. That means that if you add 11 million to the jobless count then our actual unemployment rate is north of 10%.
Of 112 million Americans who work, 72% make less than median family income of $54,000.
Every decade since 1940 has created 20 million new jobs except the past 15 years since 2000 — America has lost 1.2 million jobs since 2000.
Put all of these together and a grim reality emerges — middle class is slowly but surely going into oblivion all the while Wall Street is doing well!
One of the survey responses published in the Atlantic summed it up why Donald Trump has the best chance to become our next President.
It really isn’t about Donald Trump. It’s about the fact that many thought and believed President Obama was the “change” that they wanted in 2008. We still trusted him in 2012. All of that “hope” has died. This administration keeps telling everyone that things are better, but the middle class now knows that isn’t quite true. Wall Street, the banks, and even illegal immigrants seem to be prospering more than the average American citizen. We are desperate. Desperate people do desperate things. — The Atlantic
Whether you like or hate Donald Trump, you likely admire him for his business acumen and his ability to build a multi billion dollar empire from a near bankruptcy in early 90’s.
Americans believe that perhaps his non conventional, straight-in-the-face style is what this nation needs to rejuvenate hope for millions who feel hopeless otherwise.