Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Stunned Dems wonder what went wrong
At The Hill by Ben Kamisar
-- Shell-shocked Democrats are wrestling with the reality of an election that they fully expected to win, trying to figure out what went wrong.
They are already pointing to a wide range of factors — the FBI investigation, third party voters, the media, and the weakness of Hillary Clinton's candidacy — to make sense of a crushing defeat.
"People have talked about a miracle, I'm hearing about a nightmare. It's hard to be a parent tonight for all of us," Van Jones, President Obama's former "Green Jobs" advisor, said early Wednesday morning on CNN as it became apparent Donald Trump would win the White House.
"You tell your kids not to be a bully, you tell your kids not to be a bigot. You tell your kids to do your homework and be prepared. Then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight and they are afraid for breakfast."
The Associated Press called the race for Trump at about 2:30 a.m. after projecting the GOP candidate to win Wisconsin, a state that a Republican presidential nominee hadn’t won since 1988.