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OPINION: The Unexpected Reality (From the National Urban League Wire)

December 6, 2016

By: Dr. Silas Lee

The 2016 presidential election once again confirmed that in life, as in politics, expect the unexpected and never underestimate your opposition. Jeb Bush was the anticipated Republican nominee and Donald Trump was expected to implode during the primaries. Instead, Trump flattened seventeen opponents on his march to the nomination. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton emerged with the nomination after a bruising battle with Bernie Sanders. With Trump and Clinton as the standard bearers for their respective parties, conventional wisdom was destroyed by the following unexpected realities that I consider overlooked during the campaign in this vignette.

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