And other campaign news, to get you ready for a weekend that will for most of us be good for nothing but staying indoors.
* Support is support. But I get a really bad sinking feeling from this. I never think of the homeless as any great Republican voting constituency. I hate to think that the reason that San Diego’s homeless are for Trump is because San Diego’s expensive housing is forcing many working class white people into homelessness.
That is, if you want to ignore all the evidence.
* HRC hoisted on her own petard: The forces she’s pandering to are turning on her and consuming her. The reason that so many (“white”) millennial feminists aren’t that excited about her, even though she would be the first woman, comes back around to one of the concepts I love to ridicule: Intersectionality. You see, the feminism of today’s white millennials is intersectional feminism, meaning that while they’re concerned about girl power, they’re also concerned about other things in combination and permutation with sex. And while HRC passes the uterus test, she fails on the intersectional factors.
* I did this with many individual states this primary and caucus season, comparing Democrat turnout this year to 2008, their previous contested year, and Republican turnout to 2012 and 2008, to show the trend. And now that this season is over, I can do this for the whole shooting match.
Trump’s 13.4 million votes in Republican primaries and caucuses beat the previous record holder of George W. Bush in 2000, who got 12 million.
* Even though most people will miss this and not much care, I would not want this PR headache if I were either Obama or HRC, my names being juxtaposed with “establishment.”
* Note that this polling, showing Trump with 37% approval among Hispanics and 26% among blacks, isn’t a poll of actual voting intentions. Though my point remains: A lot of conventional wisdom is shattered, or it should be, and its architects relegated to obscurity, or they should be, if Trump does even slightly-above-noise-level better among NAMs than Romney did. Though whether the conventional wisdom actually gets shattered and its architects are relegated to obscurity, should that actually happen, remains to be seen, unless it doesn’t, and they won’t feel any informal social sanction at all, because powerful and rich people are directly invested in peddling political pseudo-science, alluding to this blog’s current slogan.