I have the unique opportunity to spend the last week of the Presidential Election in Portsmouth, Ohio. This is a town of maybe 40,000 and at one time was an industrial center. There were steel mills, there were factories. All have since closed down in the last 50 years, leaving the town a sort of shell.
The people who are left there now definitely feel the loss and even though Portsmouth reached its zenith 50 years ago, the people who live there now still wish that they could get that back, and Trump's Make America Great Again message really resonated with them. This was really ground zero for Trump support, and I spent a week there.
I met a lot of different people. Not everyone I met wanted Trump to win, and there were a lot of people who were voting for him with a great deal of trepidation. They were worried about his temperament, his ability to do the things that he said he was going to do, they have a lot of anxiety, they feel like politicians have let them down in the past and so I think that the people of Portsmouth are going to be looking in to 2017 with a lot of apprehension as well as hope.