I'm thinking of all of the Americans who had been so disengaged with what the American government stood for that they did not participate, but who have rallied behind Trump's banner. I'm not just talking about him, as a politician, convincing on-the-fence voters to vote for him vs the other guy, but getting people who have not organized or participated in voting in the recent past and mobilized others to do so.
His message didn't just resonate, it inspired people to act. The impact and reach of his message and platform got him the votes he needed to win the nomination fair and square.
And that's something to be respected. That is quite an achievement.
I'm not voting for him, but like many, who've watched his climb up, while his message and approach doesn't resonate with me, I see that it resonates with a previously silent, but sizable portion of the American population.
And that's something else that's important to see as well... America is made up of many people and their beliefs. How they see the world, their own personal way of life, and their personal choices about their own lives and the lives of their loved ones.
We're all human beings, we just believe in different things. Sometimes, the same things, just a different way of getting there. :)
So congratz to Donald Trump on his victory. I'm still voting for the other candidate, but that doesn't mean I'm not hoping good things will come regardless of whichever candidate wins the presidency.