The article certainly stated the reason why Trump will win. Look at the knitting reference and Mx. Borysenko’s statement about online harassment of individuals who were “not lockstep” in the ideologies of bullying social justice warriors. Those “social justice warriors” definitely leaned left, since the author identified as a long-term registered democrat of 20 years.
The unforgiving behavior of the left is of great concern to the author who writes, “Many things were not right about the hatred, and witnessing the vitriol coming from those I had aligned myself with politically was a massive wake-up call.”
She is not talking about everyday knitters being bullied for their beliefs by “right-wing haters”. Instead, the rage is coming from self-righteous liberals who are affiliated with the Democrat party. They are the voice of the current party and will not tolerate anything but absolute belief and adherence with their leftist political views.
The author makes it clear that she had no interest in Trump, his party, and his supporters because she had already had an established perspective of him that was reinforced by the “echochamber” she had buffered herself with (by cutting out any voices of those who saw Trump through a different lens).
However, it was that knitting group’s experience that challenged her to open her mind. The author says, “But when I witnessed the amount of hate coming from the left in this small, niche knitting community, I started to question everything. I started making a proactive effort to break my echo chamber by listening to voices I thought I would disagree with.”
So, the author chooses to attend a Trump rally, test the voices, and leaves pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome she received (even though she said she was a Democrat) and by the respectful camaraderie between Trump’s supporters.
It challenged her to question everything she had heard about Trump and the conservative party and whether she was so filled with spite that she would prefer to “see my country fail just to spite him and everyone who voted for him?” She ultimately decides to #walkaway from the democrats, register as an Independent, and “sit in the middle for awhile” per her quote.
Reading the article, one can clearly conclude that currently, there is no room for a moderate in the party of democrats. A dem voter better adhere to every proposed ideal of the party, or be met with ostracism and bullying by those who feel that they are the absolute voice of the party.
And this^^ is why Trump will win the election. Moderates in the Democrat party will vote for Trump because they do not have a space, place, or voice in their own political party at this time.