Why identity politics couldn’t clinch a Clinton win

Many Democrats have believed that a coalition of minorities, millennials and single women would help create a new Democratic majority for years to come. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was counting on it.

But the “rising American electorate,” as it’s called, failed to carry Clinton across the finish line. It didn’t even come close. …

Why did the Democrats’ strategy fail so miserably? Ultimately, because they overestimated the strength of a coalition based on identity politics. CONT.

John B. Judis, Washington Post