Looks like Katie Porter will kick Trump lackey Mimi Walters out! Katie's lead is growing, and as my blog says - Orange County has turned BLUE! Three of the four targeted districts succeeded in reflecting the changing face of OC. We have hope for the 4th, but even without it, we are ecstatic. Every Democratic group worked so hard, and we will continue to work to bring back the soul of America.
A couple of comments about the election analysis.
I have heard pundits say that in order for Trump to win as he did in 2016, he has to appeal to his base. Well, Trump did NOT win in 2016 -- the Democrats lost. Trump received the same number of votes as Romney. The difference in the election was that the Democrats did not come out to vote! I doubt that will happen again. And there aren't enough white nationalists out there to help Trump win again.
Second, I continue to hear about Middle America and how we Coastal Elites don't understand them. They are not different from us! They have the internet, they watch the same television, look at the same YouTube videos, hear the same commentaries we all do. Anyone who has watched a talent competition (American Idol, The Voice) knows that every child in "Middle America" dreams of coming to the big city to make their mark. All of our values, desires and dreams are the same. We want to be safe, healthy, and have purpose and meaning in our lives. So don't tell me the message has to be different. We are all alike.
Now it's on to 2020. I can't wait to see who will run. I imagine there will be a 3rd party anti-Trump Republican, maybe John Kasich
. Regardless of who runs, we will all continue to have our voices heard.