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Was the “Obama Coalition” Built on Nationalism or Populism?

Post-mortems of the 2016 Presidential election continue to come in as new data become available, but a primary line of interpretation seems to be already set. A new analysis by Nate Cohn of the New York Times came out just before Christmas, and it is full of data which fall neatly in place alongside that congealing story: Hillary Clinton’s fundamental campaigning flaw was that she abandoned the white working class[1] to Trump; if she had made a serious play for these voters, she would have added a victory in the Electoral College to her (ample) popular vote win. Cohn’s article Read more