The election is commonly talked about as a revolt against the elites. But it also highlights the failure of the elites — the elites in the Republican Party, the elites in the Democratic Party, the elites among the commentariat — to understand how Americans would respond to the Trump candidacy. I totally put myself within that box of deplorable soothsayers: Political predictions aren’t my main field, but I made plenty of them in my mind and to my friends, and I was completely mistaken. I suspect that a healthy dose of self-doubt is a necessary, though not sufficient, ingredient for any cure.
November 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM EST