The Divide

“He becomes a leader to people who, on balance, wouldn’t be allowed in his servant quarters.”(Vinay Menon Toronto Star, February 22, 2016)

It’s funny how those employed to write for the public don’t seem to favour people like Mr. Donald  Trump or Mr. Robert Ford. Efforts to eliminate Mr. Trump began by writers employed by major news organizations magnifying everything that Mr. Trump said that might make him seem a racist, sexist or recently un Christian. It took months for those writers, probably college educated, to understand that Mr. Trump has been angry about illegal immigrants from Mexico not all people from Mexico, not all immigrants.

The other effort to remove Mr. Trump was by belittling those who might support him. This attack though subtle is more devastating than attempts to undermine his credibility and stature as a candidate because it reveals a media highlighted gulf between the poorly educated white working class and the learned college graduate, qualified to enter the middle class. This belittling of Trump’s supporters seems to have grown more earnest since he won two of three primary contests. A header for an article written by Varad Mehta in February 22, 2016’s “The Federalist” online blares the reason

Why Donald Trump Can’t Win The White House

Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with college-educated voters, a group the Republican Party needs to recapture the White House.
Donald Trump is the candidate of the white working class. His popularity with this cohort was recognized early in his candidacy.

But on February 29, 2016 The Washington Post blog says his association with the poorly educated; in Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s campaign  words, “the least of these”, has always been “a bit overplayed”


Looking deeper into the polls, we see two shifts from what we thought we knew about the race. First, Trump’s no longer just the candidate preferred by poorer, less-educated voters (though that was always a bit overplayed).