Well, it’s official, Trump has won. I won’t be celebrating the victory of this deeply unpleasant troglodyte and the apparent wave of bigotry that he has surfed home on. There are clear dangers for citizens of the US and the world. But I won’t be mourning the defeat of a woman who laughed at the rape/murder of Gaddafi, who, together with Cameron, Sarkozy and Obama caused the destruction of Libya, who supported the arming of terrorists in Syria and who has called for an illegal no-fly zone in that country that would precipitate direct conflict with Syria and Russia. Trump won because he rode the wave and the Republican Party could not stop him, meanwhile the Democrats shot down their own wave rider and were left with a woman who good people could not get behind; while they might endorse her as the lesser evil there was no spirit behind their support, no wave.
The wave has a life of its own, it feels organic and the relationship with a particular leader is symbiotic. The leader does not create the wave, he or she catches it at the right time and wave and leader enhance each other.