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Ephs For Trump?!


EphBlog is always available to answer questions from eminent alumni like Arthur Levitt ’52.

Answer: Because you live in a bubble filled with rich, privileged, elitist liberals. Comments:

1) Who is the most prominent Eph supporter of Trump? I have trouble naming a single person. Help us out readers! It could be that I (David Dudley Field ‘1824) am the most prominent. I am still hopeful that a member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Eph Division, will sign up for the Trump campaign. How about Mike Needham ’04, Oren Cass ’05 or James Hitchcock ’15?

2) The fact that no one (?) on the Williams faculty thinks that Trump could possibly become President is a sign of intellectual group think.

3) The fact that no one (?) on the faculty will vote for Trump is an indicator of the lack of ideological diversity at Williams.

4) There are probably many Trump supporters among the white working class of Williams employees. The Record ought to interview them.

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#1 Comment By midprof On December 30, 2015 @ 3:41 pm

Educated people prefer candidates who speak in full, coherent sentences, not race-baiting sound bytes. I’d be very surprised if Williams doesn’t have some conservative faculty members, but that doesn’t mean they like Trump. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/07/27/donald-trumps-surge-is-heavily-reliant-on-less-educated-americans-heres-why/

#2 Comment By dcat On December 30, 2015 @ 4:38 pm

1) I’ve no idea. But the fact that you identify as a Trump supporter reaffirms my views that you are not to be taken seriously on matters political. There are serious Republicans in this race, even ones that I loathe. Trump is not one of these.

2) No. It isn’t. I cannot think of a serious political analyst, left, right, or center who believes that Trump can become President. It is no more groupthink to say that something that isn’t going to happen isn’t going to happen than it is groupthink to argue that a meteor isn’t going to hit the planet before the New Year, or it is groupthink to argue that the Colts are not making the playoffs this year.

3) Again, no it isn’t. It may be a sign of a lack of ideological diversity if no one on the faculty will vote for any Republican (or Libertarian). It is not a sign of lacking ideological diversity that they will not vote for Trump.

4) I would be fine to see more voices of Williams employees in discussions about the college, including in The Record. I’m not convinced that it needs to happen on this issue just to help David Dudley Field grind his axe.

#3 Comment By anon On December 30, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

Considering that the record did not interview staff that was harmed when tips were stolen by the college, I doubt the kids care…

#4 Comment By uneducatedmajority On December 30, 2015 @ 6:26 pm

Less-educated people tend to have lower voting rates than more-educated people, but even then there are so many more “uneducated” folk in America that they are the majority of voters. I can also see voter turnout in this uneducated group being much higher for Trump than it was for Romney. And even if the Republican “elites” don’t want to “support,” i.e. fund, Trump, he is rich enough to fund himself.

I’m a Bernie Sanders supporter myself, since I don’t plan on saving for my kid’s college education and he has said he will make it free.

#5 Comment By anon On December 31, 2015 @ 5:24 am

The other option is going to be Hillary. When the general election comes if Trump is the nominee he may win simply because people are too educated to vote for her.