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Four months in, ‘Seattle’s only Trump voter’ has his doubts
Seattle Times ^ | May 24, 2017 | by Danny Westneat

Posted on 05/24/2017 12:00:39 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Last year’s election made Seattle’s Tod Steward a minor celebrity. If by celebrity you mean “the kind that everybody hates,” he laughs.

Not here, though. In Canada. The 53-year-old First Hill resident has found a small niche in Canada as the most peculiar, and certainly most elusive, species of our time.

He’s Seattle’s Only Trump Voter™.

OK that’s not actually a trademarked phrase, nor is it numerically true. To be precise, 32,361 Seattleites besides Steward also cast votes for Donald Trump last November.

But the percentage was so historically low — only 8 percent of the city’s 385,000 votes — and so few were open about their Trump support, that by default Steward has become a symbolic one and only.

Steward, a public relations consultant, said he voted for Obama twice. So he is representative of a slice of thought that swung the election to Trump, decisively so in the Midwest. Namely, he is an independent voter who was willing to overlook all the controversy to get outsider-driven change.

“I was drawn to Trump because I’ve read some of his books and he’s a builder who gets things done,” Steward said. “I knew he wasn’t a rule follower — you could tell that from the campaign. But I figured he would put people in there who were doers. I thought he would govern from the middle. I didn’t think it would be anywhere near this chaotic.”

“I haven’t given up on him, not yet,” he says. “I’m not off the Trump bandwagon. You could say I’ve got one foot off.”

We’ll check back. It might be that Seattle’s Only Trump Voter™ ends up being the one that matters.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; morefakenews; nevertrumpnarrative; propoganda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Instead of dissing President Trump, Seattle should worry what’s going to hit it first....

A North Korean nuke delivered by an ICBM or a tsunami caused by a giant quake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Then there’s the threat posed by a possible nearby volcano...


21 posted on 05/24/2017 2:51:41 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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