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Monday, January 23, 2017

Do you know the 2016 election Part (3)?

Info on 2016 election that you may not know


REMINDER: S. B. Woo has stepped down from the presidency of 80-20 PAC, although he is still the president of 80-20 Educational Foundation
     About the 2016 Election 
   
     Hillary Clinton (HC) had such real and presumed advantages over Donald Trump (DT).   Click here to read Part (1) and (2) about what the advantages were and why many didn't work out.  Even though the election was over, looking back at the facts (mixed with some opinion) can help us understand America and American elections. 
     Why didn't the Overwhelming media endorsements for HC Work?
      The HC/DT endorsements ratio was 500/27.  Shouldn't that have had a huge impact?  Apparently not.  Why?
1) HC benefited from the fact that the media intellectuals disliked DT intensely. Voters sensed that media bias.  So the endorsements didn't carry as much weight. 
2) Most of the media were into "identity politics" just like HC.  They favored diversity over qualifications when it came to hiring or admissions to schools and colleges.  Such over-emphasis has lessened American voters' respect for the media.
       Why Didn't the Overwhelming Endorsement of HC by the Top Political Leaders of BOTH parties Work?
      All past and present Democratic officials endorsed HC.  Many of the most prominent past and present Republican top officials rejected or refused to endorse DT.  In effect, the top political leaders of BOTH parties had endorsed HC.  Why didn't that work?
     Most politicians knew that endorsements by famous political leaders helped in their fundraising efforts. However, such endorsements were never very effective in getting votes for the candidate.  Ordinary voters didn't read or cared about a candidate's press releases which touted such endorsements.       
                              HC's Weaknesses
     Every candidate has pluses and minuses. HC's strength was that she was very well respected by elected officials of both parties -- being known as a hardworking colleague who knew the issues, was willing to discuss compromises, and share credit.  Her weakness was that she was a very poor campaigner, and yet ever confident of her imminent victory.  She lost 2 of her 3 national campaigns in-spite-of huge initial advantages over all 3 rival candidates.  
1) In the 2008 Dem. primary, everyone said it was "her campaign to lose." At the early stages, her campaign was lavishly pretentious.  At the end, she lost it to Obama, who was almost an unknown initially.
2) In the 2016 Dem. primary, she faced a real unknown, Sen.Sanders. At the end, if it were not for the unshakable loyalty of her 500+ Super Delegates - all elected officials - she came close to losing that one as well. The final pledged delegates ratio between HC/Sanders was 1/0.84. 
3) In the 2016 General Election, she was the overwhelming odds on candidate to win over DT.  She enjoyed huge real and presumed advantages. Her campaign planned to have fireworks over the Hudson river on election night, costing $7 million, according to DT.  But she lost that campaign too.
     In part (4), we'll ask if HC had make good political decisions.  Please don't construe these e-newsletters as favoring one or the other former candidates.   The election was over.  The real purpose is to help AsAms understand America and American politics.        
     
S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,

PS:  Acknowledging another great supporter of my "Swan Song' campaign:
 Tina Liu Jen, Parsippany, NJ        $1,000     
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Do you know the 2016 election Part (2)?


Info on 2016 election that you may not know

 REMINDER:  S. B. Woo has stepped down from the presidency of 80-20 PAC, although he is still the president of 80-20 Educational Foundation.
 Did the outcome of the 2016 election surprise you?  Understand why.
  
      The 2016 election is over. Please don't misconstrue the info presented as plugging for one or the other of the former candidates. Knowing these facts could help us better understand America and American elections.  
    Last Friday, I presented this talk to a group of prominent retired senior professionals, including many former government officials.  Both facts and opinions were very well-received.  Part (1) of this series was on H. Clinton's (HC's) real advantages over D. Trump (DT).   Part (2) is on her presumed advantages, and how the presumed advantages didn't match up with the reality, seen via NYT's exit poll.
           Presumed HC Advantages When Compared With Reality
1) The possibility of electing the historic first woman President would induce over-whelming women support for HC.
     Truth:  Women voted more for Obama in 2012 (55%) than for HC in 2016 (54%).
2)  Educated whites would NOT vote for Trump
      Truth:  Whites with college degrees voted 49% for DT and 45% for HC.

3)  Minorities would be HC's firewall, given HC's identity politics and DT's politically incorrect statements. 

     Truth:  Blacks, Hispanics and Asians all supported HC by 5 to 8 pts. than they supported Obama in 2012.

         2012(Obama/Romney/Others)    2016(HC/DT/Others)
Blacks                      93/07                                        88/08/4
Hispanics                 71/27                                        65/29/4
Asians                      73/26/1                                     65/29/4

           Why Didn't HC's Real Advantage in Money Raised work?
   HC had almost a 2 to 1 advantage over DT in money raised. But it didn't win the election for her.   Why?   
    Of the $1.4 billion she'd raised, only $102 million or 7% came from donations of $200 or less.  In comparison, Obama raised $214 million from donations of $200 or less in 2012, more than2 times more.  Let's say that the average small donation is $102, then HC has 1 million donors who are ordinary citizens, while Obama had about 2 million such ordinary donors.  The enthusiasm of such small donors is very important to winning an election.  Most politicians have valued that.  Some campaigns were willing to lose money in order to raise this kind of small donations.
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    In the next few EF e-newsletters, we'll continue to explore why HC didn't win in-spite of all the real advantages.

S. B. Woo 

President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php


PS:  Acknowledging great supporters who responded so generously to my "Swan Song" appeal to raise money for 80-20 PAC.  About $32,000 was raised.  Besides the ones already acknowledged, there are also

Alec Y. Chang, Pound Ridge, Ny                          $2,500 

Chen Chen & Tuohui Zhong, Greensboro, NC   $1,000

Jerry J Zhang & Weili Fan*, Dana point, CA       $   500

Louisa and Benjamin Chu, Stonybrook, NY        $   500   

James and Constance Liu Chen,                        $   500

Billy and Lydia Yeh, Coral Gables, FL                 $   500


THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all the other donors whose names are not listed, owing to space considerations.
*Weili Fan is the author of a wonderful Chinese book about the noble but sad lives of a mixed couple who masterfully translated the "Dreams of the Red Chamber" and many other Chinese classics into English.  The book brought tears to my eyes many times, and I am not such an emotional person.   
To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Do you know the 2016 election Part (1)?


Info on 2016 election 
that you may not know

REMINDER: S. B. Woo has stepped down from the presidency of 80-20 PAC, although he is still the president of 80-20 Educational Foundation.
         Shocking Facts You May NOT Know About the 2016 Election

        The following facts (NOT opinion) about the 2016 election may be shocking since most people didn't know it, to my best knowledge .  These facts could be educational in helping AsAm understand how elections are won and lost.  
     These facts are all referenced.  They are from a talk I'll give on coming Friday to a FL group of which I am a member.  The members are composed of generals, one admiral, many CIA officials, diplomats, medical doctors, physicists, and other professionals with "distinguished" careers, who have retired.
    To whet your appetite, here is a "table of contents" plus the details of part (a) of item 1: "HC's Incredible real & presumed advantages in the election."  HC and DT stand for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump respectively.
                                  Table of Contents
        1. HC's Incredible real & presumed advantages over DT
        2. Why the advantages didn't work out
        3. Michael Moore, a very strong HC supporter, had 5 fears that HC'd lose
        4. Dem. could easily win back the White House in 2020, if .....
        5. Worrisome implications to our democracy.
            Part (a) of Item 1: HC's Incredible advantages over DT
*Money Raised  (as of about Nov. 8).  Click here to know more.
       HC has a  2 to 1 advantage (HC:  $1.4 Billion ; DT $870 million)
*Endorsements from Major Media     Click here to know more.
         500 to 27 in favor of HC. 37 papers didn't endorse, but published editorials advising "No Trump" e.g. The USA Today. 37 was 10 larger than 27.
*Party Support     Click here to know which Republicans opposed DT. 
         
HC enjoyed the united support of the Dem. Party, including that of Sen. Sanders, Pres. Obama and all past Dem. presidents and all immediate past presidential nominees (J. Kerry & W. Mondale)

DT faced a Terrible Disunity of the Republican Party. He was publicly disowned by the 2 immediate past GOP presidents, rejected by the 2 immediate past presidential nominees (Romney & McCain),rejected by GOP heavy weights Colin Powell, Condo. Rice, even the Koch brothers didn't financially support DT.
     How could HC possibly lose???  For clues, look for EF's e-newsletters in the next days and weeks.  They may help you to understand America and American election of the modern days.  
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S. B. Woo 
President and a volunteer for the past 18 years
80-20 Educational Foundation, Inc, a 501 C-3 organization,
http://www.80-20educationalfoundation.org/index.php

To know more about 80-20, view these videos :
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http://youtu.be/h781_ECSJYM
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