"That coalition was non-tradition, which means it veered away from things like traditional marriage, robust capitalism, and self reliance. Instead, each constituency that voted for the President — whether it be single women, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, whatever — had very specific reasons for doing so. [...]
Traditional American voters generally want a smaller government in Washington, more local control, some oversight on abortion, and believe in American exceptionalism." - O'Reilly
I take the opposite view:
American Exceptionalism is rooted in the idea that we care for our own, what makes America Exceptional is our Civil Rights, our Safetynets, our concern for the poor FDR, Johnson made America exceptional with their contributions thru the New Deal and the Great Society..
It is not making money and wealth or technology that makes America Exceptional it is the heart of the electorate....rooted in altruism and not in selfishness, Traditional American values are for pro-government, limited government only addresses the issue of the balance of power not the concern for Social Justice....our Founding Fathers and the constitution were actually quite socialist in nature...American Traditional values are rooted in Socio-Capitalism and rugged individualism and fending for yourself are only the values of the right not the values of America.
Furthermore these classes of voters are hard working and self reliant but do want the government to be there when due to no fault of their own they fall in need of help...most Americans while loving hard work and self reliance do want the stability of government to come to their rescue when needed and to provide them with benefits that will allow them to survive moments of crisis such as in Health Care...when an illness can lead someone into bankruptcy. The government must be there to balance out the loss...Americans want their government to be responsive to their needs not to be reluctant to help