Anger the Trump card being played in Nevada
WASHINGTON• Donald Trump won New Hampshire, a moderate Northeastern state that prides itself on its sober analysis of the candidates at hand. Donald Trump won South Carolina, a conservative Southern state with a number of religious voters. Donald Trump has now won Nevada, a Western state with its own eclectic mix of Republican voting groups.
Trump won them all. He won every age group and every education group and both genders — and even every racial and ethnic group, according to data reported by CNN. Trump had 46 per cent of the vote, well ahead of runner- up Marco Rubio ( 24 per cent). Ted Cruz was third with 21 per cent.
“We won the evangelicals,” Trump said. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.”
That last line was soon trending on Twitter.
What’s the theme here? What’s the thing that’ s turned Donald Trump from t he never- gonna- happen outsider of last June into the how- can- he- be- stopped candidate of February?
Nevada offers one hint: anger.
Nevada Republicans are mad at the government.
Six in 10 Nevada Republicans said they were looking for the next president to be someone from “outside politics.”
If the electorate stays this unhappy at the candidates who were supposed to win, the one that was never supposed to will keep on doing it.