FiveThirtyEight: What will be the legacy of the 2016 election?

The FiveThirtyEight politics team discuss how the country will move forward following the 2016 presidential election.
2:11 | 06/21/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: What will be the legacy of the 2016 election?
I mean I think the legacy of this election is that. We kind of knew less about America than. We thought we did the legacy of this campaign season is that we now know that leadership is not gender the legacy of this election is you don't have to have decorum in order to win a major party nomination I think. A legacy of this pretty ugly election. Is that it has laid there and put out a lot of questions on the table that we might not talked about otherwise maybe not a place that we wanted to go was a country. We are having conversations about things too. I'm pretty deep in peep inside of people I was really disappointed. In our political system in the amount of hostility mention each other they used to be more for professional listened to it. You know candidates. Really just. Act like adults IE not spends her people say oh the culture wars. Are over the selection right. That couldn't be more wrong this election is the biggest culture war election in my lifetime. The dynamics of this election. Are going to probably continue. In our politics. For the next few years it's going to be a lot of work to kind of put together county county after this election. The way that we can bridge this gap is if we have people who are liberal within the Republican Party who are conservative but in the Democratic Party. That's part of the reason why the gap is so wide right now I do think in the long run this election will be healthy the worst thing that would happen. It's for us to get this election and everyone Sulzer goes off to their corner. And doesn't talk about it I worry when people look back on this election they'll find a way to normalize it and make it seem as it was obvious and inevitable that. This is gonna happen don't minimize this in their rear view mirror right. Don't have some political science kicker come out. In a year and say it all the rights of trump was predictable. All along that doesn't really did justice of what we've all lived through this past year.

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