If Donald Trump loses the election on Nov. 8, he will not have lost it on the issues.
He will have lost it because he made fun of disabled people, insulted a Gold Star mother, fat-shamed a Miss Universe, was caught on audiotape giving his views on genital grabbing (it’s OK if you’re a celebrity), and was confronted with several women accusing him of sexual assault in the past, with some incidents going back 30 years.
And yet for a large group of voters he became their hero – and remains their hero – despite these and other scandals, insults and faux pas. Why?
Because they’re scared. Scared about their jobs disappearing to lower-wage countries; being replaced by robots working faster and more efficiently than humanly possible; being pushed out by immigrants willing to work for less; and having to cede ever more ground in the decadeslong culture war with the liberals.