It concerns me that Trump is being taken seriously by so many people.
It disturbs me that he could be the Republican candidate in the 2016 presidential race.
But THIS is what REALLY frightens me.
US voter participation is low compared with other developed nations – around 54% – which means that out of 235,000,000 elegible voters, only around 129,000,000 are bothered to cast a ballot.
Given that voter participation in the lowest soci0-economic quintile is even lower – around 40% – there’s a massive untapped voter population who have no or little high school waiting there for Trump.
And he appeals to this segment of society – they feel disenfranchised, neglected and fucked over by politicians.
“But look!” he cries “I’m not a politician! I’m a self-made man! I’m in nobody’s pocket!”
Let’s just say that the margin under “normal” circumstances is 55%:45% in favour of Hlary Clinton (if she doesn’t get indicted by the Department of Justice).
Around 13,000,000 votes separation.
All Trump needs to do is to get 15% of these non-voters – the people he REALLY appeals to – to vote and he’s a shoo-in.
THAT’S what frightens me….