Path to Victory: Contrary to the media narrative, Trump’s candidacy was about issues.

Donald Trump’s stunning victory represents a tectonic shift in American politics. Against every imaginable odd, and the combined opposition of the political and media establishments, Trump tweeted and elbowed his way to the most extraordinary electoral win in American history.

From the beginning of his campaign, Trump’s appeal was characterized as lacking substance, and his supporters as reality-television-besotted fools. Hollywood uber-liberals such as Rob Reiner sneered about the “Kardashianization of America,” and pundits waxed nostalgic for a lost time when serious debate instead of frivolous chatter dominated.