Excerpt from The Resurgent
Written by Erick Erickson
Today, Hillary Clinton will unfortunately be elected President of the United States. As I wrote in February, this was the logical and foreseeable outcome of Donald Trump’s nomination. His voters behaved emotionally and were able to use a highly divided field to hand the nomination to someone with less support than any other Republican nominee in modern times.
Only 36% of Republicans wanted Trump, but not enough could set egos aside and consolidate the field against him. Trump only reached 45% of the primary vote after every other candidate had withdrawn from the primary. His percentage win was the lowest of any modern Republican candidate.