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My dinner with a Trump voter

2016 Battleground StatesThis is the most important question Democrats face in 2016, and perhaps in our lifetimes.

I recently had dinner with a woman who plans to vote for Donald Trump, and the conversation was interesting for a number of reasons, not least of which was its implications for the Clinton campaign.

Betty (not her real name) is in her 70s and is a politically aware, active member of a prominent and well-connected Republican family in a red state. (This state supported McCain over Obama in 2008 by better than a 2-1 margin and it voted for Romney by ~2.5-1.)

Here are the things I took away from our dinner conversation. Read more