Top 10 Reasons Why Donald Trump Won the Republican Nomination

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The Top Ten

1 Divided Field

There were 17 candidates and none of the other candidates were particularly strong. Trump only had to win over 40% of his party and by the time it narrowed down, he gained momentum. - marmalade_skies

2 Establishment Candidates Failed

George W. Bush's legacy remains controversial amongst Republicans. McCain and Romney were relatively moderate and they lost their elections. - marmalade_skies

3 High Name Recognition

Not everyone knows who Kasich, Rubio and Cruz are, but almost everyone has heard of Trump. - marmalade_skies

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4 Charisma

Trump knew how to energize voters and make the election entertaining. He's grandiose and makes memorable headlines every week. - marmalade_skies

5 Appeal to Independents

Many Republicans are frustrated with their party as well as the Democrats, and they view Trump as a complete outsider. - marmalade_skies

6 Appeal to Xenophobia

It was not an appeal to "xenophobia." It was recognition of the need to stop a massive, decades-long problem with illegal immigration.

Central to his platform is to blame the Mexicans, Muslims and Chinese for most of the country's problems. Many Republicans held this view. - marmalade_skies

Trump is a dump

It is not "Xenophobia." - Therandom

7 Americans are Tired of Political Correctness

The PC enforcers had gotten to where they literally could not hear themselves, and expressed outrage at everyone and everything. It had to stop.

Every time an SJW got in the face of an innocent, ordinary citizen going about their day, and unjustly screamed racist, sexist, misogynist, etc, right into their face, they created yet another vote for Trump.
Good work.

I'm of the near-extinct camp of rational people who think that both sides have gone off the deep end. We don't have to either call everyone a racist or deny that racism a prevalent problem. But many people like to pick a side and stick to it because it requires the least amount of thinking possible. - marmalade_skies

8 Toughness

Above anything else, people love toughness. They'll tolerate an ignorant ill-equipped immoral candidate who can talk tough. Things like building a wall, stealing ISIS's oil, killing their family members and hating the establishment sound tough. - marmalade_skies

9 Embraced Voter Anger

Many Republican voters were very angry at politics. Other candidates dismissed the anger and thought it was just a phase. Trump embraced it. - marmalade_skies

10 Anti-War Republicans

Many Republicans who were against Iraq loved it when he attacked the Bush Administration for wasting trillions in the middle east. - marmalade_skies

The Contenders

11 Appeared to Be the Candidate of Change

He was seen as the candidate of change. Other candidates in the field were easily portrayed as more of the same. - marmalade_skies

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12 People are Stupid V 1 Comment
13 Claimed to Have a Large Penis
14 Ted Cruz is a Crazy Person
15 Had Good Ideas
16 Kept Promising to Prosecute Hillary Clinton Over E-Mail Scandal
17 Promised to Build the Wall
18 Against Abortion
19 Because the election was rigged
20 Too many stupid Americans
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