This will probably be my last post on the American election. I wanted to make a couple of final points.
It looks like Trump won this election in the Rust Belt. That was the cake. Florida was the icing. He would have still won narrowly without Florida (I think) but winning there was a bonus.
It is hard for a Republican to win the presidency because California, New York and Illinois will go Democrat. Other than Texas, a Republican has to work hard to find his states.
In some ways, Hillary lost this election by giving Trump a pathway through the Rust Belt. This opportunity may not present itself next time. But on this occasion, by stupidly ignoring white middle and working class concerns; and campaigning weakly in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin; Hillary lost what is natural Democrat heartland.
Cultural arrogance, fed by a complacent liberal media, led to this result.
Hillary was a diabolically bad candidate for places like Pennsylvania.