By Tom Quiner
Peggy Noonan nailed it.
Earlier on in the campaign, she suggested that Donald Trump spoke to the legions of Americans who felt that the Washington power structure on the Right and the Left didn’t care about them, or take them seriously.
They felt ‘unprotected’ since they weren’t black, brown, a woman, gay, or transgendered.
Ms. Noonan summarized her thesis in today’s Wall Street Journal:
“Those who come to this space know why I think what happened, happened. The unprotected people of America, who have to live with Washington’s policies, rebelled against the protected, who make and defend those policies and who care little if at all about the unprotected. That broke bonds of loyalty and allegiance. Tuesday was in effect an uprising of the unprotected. It was part of the push-back against detached elites that is sweeping the West and was seen most recently in the Brexit vote.”