I don’t think so. Because Trump’s victory was about identity politics, not about results.
When it’s about identity politics, the actual outcomes are irrelevant because it isn’t about whether you actually believed the politician or not — it’s about whether the politician is successful at convincing you that he, not the other candidate, is the candidate you want to have a beer with. Obama won because he built a brand, an identity as that cool cat black dude, which of course is also why so many on the right hated him (how *dare* a Democrat, and worse yet, a *black person*, succeed at identity politics when that’s supposed to be the domain of white people!). Trump, of course, did the same, except from the right while appealing to white people.
The days when people won or lost based upon the content of their policies appears to be behind us as a people. For sixteen years now identity politics has determined the victor in our elections. Buyer’s remorse on the part of Trump voters? Only if something occurs to destroy his brand. Right now I can’t think of what that could be, since his brand is as a blow-hard billionaire “straight talker” which, uhm, is what he is (the the possible exception of the “billionaire” part, which is why we aren’t allowed to see his taxes).
Now, factor in vicious and brutal voter suppression against voters of color, and you have a recipe for another victory in four years time. We’ll see. Right now I have a perfect 0% record predicting presidential victories (well, other than 2012, but that one was pretty easy to see with the lame Mittens running).
– Badtux the Politics Penguin