Well it’s over. Debbie and I are in Key West ready to head out to vote, with our five-day Rhode Island to the Florida Keys road trip behind us (Read here, here, here and here). Along our entire trip we conducted, as we did on six other occasions this fall and summer, a not very scientific yet informative poll of East Coast voters.
The final day of what was 20 total days on the road ended as it began, with a resounding if muted victory for Donald Trump. Here are our three most interesting takeaways.
- In Amherst Mass, the most wildly leftist enclave on the planet, we saw not a single Clinton sign.
- By far the biggest run of road signs for either candidate, and not surprisingly for Trump, came in a 20 or so mile stretch in the greater Lynchburg, VA area. As an aside, we rate exploding Lynchburg far and away as the East Coast place we would feel most comfortable in starting a new business, regardless the business. The driver for Lynchburg? Liberty University
- The total lack of enthusiasm for either candidate along the 135-mile stretch of the Florida Keys. Mile after mile there was nothing for Trump or Hillary.
So 20 days on the road and 20 easy victories for Mr. Trump. Am I projecting a victory for Trump? No, because our unscientific polling effort, as detailed as it was, comprises largely small business owners, farmers, hospitality industry businesses, and small towns and villages where most people are productive and pay taxes. We do not get a shot at the big cities populated by massive towers and beltway leeches.
There has been much discussion about a rigged election. Where there is smoke there is usually fire. Bernie Sanders was cheated and robbed blind by the Democrat elites and their phony super-delegates game. Trump was savaged by the television network media, big city print media and, as we found to our dismay, NPR. Public radio? What a farce. In the bag for the Democrats. And by the way, NPR apparently does not know that America is a constitutional republic not a democracy.
Well, there you have it. Should Clinton emerge victorious she will enter the White House as easily the most despised incoming president in history. Nice finish!