Most of last year, all I kept hearing was that Hillary was inevitable as both the Democratic nominee and the winner of the general election. She's a woman, after all - very accomplished, very impressive.
It never sat too well with me, since 'inevitable' was a term that got thrown around a lot regarding her in 2008, and that turned out to be a tremendous load. What a non-surprise to have it once again turn out to be a load.
Meanwhile, I've been hearing forecasts of Trump's imminent demise since he entered the race, along with the inevitability of Jeb! Bush - or perhaps the Great Republican Ever, Marco Rubio. Bush has turned into a punchline, and the great Rubio machine (sorry, fellow Catholics) went haywire at the last minute.
But my question is this.
Given the utter inability for these pundits to have, months ago, predicted this current state of affairs... exactly how much stock should I put in their claims about the general election, or whether Trump really COULD build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it?