As Donald Trump moves into the final primaries and heads into the Republican convention as its presumptive nominee, he has accumulated more raw votes than the 2012 GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, had won at the same point in the campaign season – and done it while facing off against 16 candidates, including 9 governors, 5 senators, a world-renown neurosurgeon and a woman CEO of a multinational tech corporation.

Despite reports that primary state voters were changing their affiliation to cast a vote for the real estate mogul, as the raw vote and delegate count rose, political analysts and Clinton operatives appeared on cable news and talk radio to explain that the Trump wins were attributable to the inability of the party faithful to rally around a single candidate to oppose him.

Yet, it hasn’t merely been liberals, progressives and die-hard Democrats who missed the message that Trump was making from Day One in his unorthodox campaign.

In fact, West Virginia and Nebraska voters turned out to vote for Trump even when he ran unopposed after his last two rivals, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich withdrew from the race.

In fact, it is more likely that Trump has tapped into a deep sense of betrayal and abandonment within voters.

The large field of Republican candidates also badly misjudged the mood of the people with governors counting on thick resumes documenting executive experience, and senators seeing the traditional path from Congress to the White House as the winning formula.

In truth, it seems that white working-class voters who have traditionally done most of the actual work in the country and paid most of the taxes, the people RealPolitics called the “neglected mostly lower-income, blue-collar voters” are ready to vote for a candidate who dares to use the slogan: “Make America Great Again.”



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