Hillary Clinton recently asked the following question: “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead of Trump?” I can’t believe Mrs. Clinton could be so clueless. But I’ll be more than happy to answer her question. There are a lot of reasons why a significant portion of the American people are planning to vote for Donald Trump. I have listed the five most important ones below.
First, they don’t want open borders. They like the idea that Trump wants to build a wall to keep illegal immigrants from overrunning our country and posing a security threat to us all. Contrary to what Clinton might say, it’s not xenophobic to be selective about who is allowed to gain entry to the U.S. Trump's voters want to admit only those people who agree with and accept American values. It’s a matter of common sense. The American people have a lot of it than she gives them credit for.
Second, there many Americans who don’t believe in murdering innocent unborn babies via abortion on demand. And they don’t want their tax dollars paying for such atrocities. Clinton has yet to name any exception to unfettered abortion rights that she would support. Of course, if elected, she would nominate to the Supreme Court only those judges who pass her litmus test of favoring abortions without limitations, and the government funding thereof.
Third, not every American has turned his/her back on traditional values. They haven’t jumped on the gay marriage and forced transgender rights bandwagon. Some people still believe God created the institution of marriage for couples that are comprised of one man and one woman. They also believe that a person’s birth gender is not up for negotiation, and cannot be undone by how one might feel. And they don't want their religious freedom infringed upon by having to cater (no pun intended) to gay marriages and transgenderism.
Fourth, there are Americans who believe that the president and Congress are elected to serve them, not the rest of the world. They want our government leaders to put America’s interests first. They believe their elected officials should make trade deals and treaties that reflect such priorities. Americans are starting to grow weary of the kind globalism that Clinton represents. Trump offers a clear contrast with his message of putting America first and making America great again.
Fifth, there are still plenty of Americans who consider themselves “old school” when it comes personal responsibility. They are getting tired our government’s tendency to coddle criminals and make excuses for their wrongdoing. They are getting frustrated with the political correctness that inhibits the police from bringing the hammer down on them. In addition, people who work hard for a living are running out of patience with government programs that use their tax dollars to take care of others from cradle to grave. Unlike her husband, Hillary will make no effect to curb the welfare state.