Here in the Bay Area, we live in a bubble. While 46 percent of the American electorate voted for President Trump, in California, just 32 percent did. In Santa Clara County, 21 percent. And in my hometown, Palo Alto, it was just 12 percent.
Some were inclined to dismiss Trump voters as racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic or xenophobic. But do we really believe that 46 percent of the American electorate is racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic or xenophobic?
The rest of the country must see things somewhat differently than folks here. So what prompted 46 percent of the electorate to vote for a candidate I considered wholly unfit for the presidency?
And why on Earth did 6 million to 10 million Americans (estimates vary), who previously voted for Obama, then decide to cast their ballots for Trump?