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I suppose the more general point is that the Dem Party failed to re-unite all the disparate elements of the Obama Coalition after a competitive primary with the result that turn-out was low. There were real policy differences as well as personality factors in all of this, and as always, there is plenty of room for debate as to where the preponderant blame should lie.

My sadness is that those differences and demotivating factors could not be overcome even in the face of an unprecedentedly divisive campaign by Trump. Hopefully the Dem party will find candidates, policies and organisational capabilities to enable them to do so in 2018 and 2020. With luck, the incompetence of most Trump officials will limit the damage they can do before their fast-track authority to do trade deals runs out in mid 2018 and the Mid terms will further reduce their scope for mischief.

I would be concerned, however, that the US will be embroiled in at least one major war by then.

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