Here is an AP article about the turnaround from 2012 Obama to 2016 Trump voters.
It is all about the Economy and the percieved lack of growth.
In 2012, Holt voted for Barack Obama because he promised her change, but
she feels that change hasn’t reached her here. So last year she chose a
presidential candidate unlike any she’d ever seen, the billionaire
businessman who promised to help people like her win again.
He knows bizness so he get economy more better.
In this place that astonished America when it helped hand Trump the
White House, many of those who chose him greeted the frenetic opening
acts of his presidency with a shrug. Immigration is not their top
concern, and so they watched with some trepidation as Trump signed
orders to build a wall on the Mexican border and bar immigrants from
seven Muslim countries, sowing chaos around the world.
I don't care about brown people.
One dairy farmer is typical. He thinks Trump is a jerk — “somebody needs
to get some Gorilla Glue and glue his lips shut,” he said — but has
watched his profits plummet and was willing to take the risk.
I don't care how stupid our country looks if I can make more money without doing anything different.
Berns watched Trump’s first days in
office half-hopeful, half-frightened. He bemoaned what he described as
Trump’s quantity-over-quality, “sign, sign, sign” approach to governing.
“I just hope we get the
jobs back and the economy on its feet, so everybody can get a decent job
and make a decent living, and have that chance at the American dream
that’s gone away over the past eight or 10 years. I’m still optimistic,”
he said, sighing. “I hope I’m not wrong.”
Huh.. this isn't exactly all about jobs huh.. but he will get to it right?
Kramer, who voted twice for Obama, used to watch Trump on “Celebrity Apprentice.”“I
said to myself, ‘Ugh, I can’t stand him.’ ” When he announced his
candidacy, she thought it was a joke. “Then my husband said to me, ‘Just
think, everything he touches seems to turn to money.’ ”And she changed her mind.
Oooh! A celebrity!
Coleman doesn’t love Trump’s moves to build a wall or ban certain
immigrants — all Americans descended from immigrants, he said, including
his own relatives, who emigrated from Germany too many generations ago
to count. But he’s frustrated that other politicians stopped listening
to working people like him.
I don't want to actually do anything to make my life better, why am I getting left behind?
Robbo Coleman leaned over
the bar he tends and described a similar political about-face. He held
up an ink pen, wrapped in plastic stamped “Made in China.”“I don’t see why we can’t make pens in Prairie du Chien or in Louisville, Kentucky, or in Alabama or wherever,” Coleman said.
I guess pen-magnate then? That is our future? Screw free trade! Made in America!
Farmer Bernard “Tinker” Moravits is also willing to wait and see.Change
is what he looked to Obama for and now expects from Trump. The price of
milk and agricultural goods has plummeted, and it’s getting harder to
keep things running at his farm in Bloomington, in Grant County. He
wants the president to reduce red tape and renegotiate trade deals to
benefit American farmers.
Oh, trade deals I guess.
Moravits, who employs Hispanic workers who have been with him 15 years,
isn’t impressed with Trump’s move to build “his stupid wall.” But unlike
many transfixed by Trump’s presidency, Moravits doesn’t stay
up-to-the-minute on the news.
So. the 2016 election can be summed up in, We chose the billionaire reality TV guy, because he will fix the economy that is only broken for the middle class.
I sure hope appointing Investment bankers to his cabinet, and pulling back Dodd-Frank regulations will help the little guy. (It won't)
And, if he doesn't get it done, I doubt he will get votes.