We won, simply by the fact that both the Bush and the Clinton dynasties were shut down in this election cycle.
Trump is sort of the political equivalent of Drano. Nobody wants to drink it or get any of it on their skin, but there are times when pouring some Drano into a sink will fix problems.
I doubt if he'll get a second term. You don't need to use Drano that often.
While not scientific, the friends and family that I argued with prior to the election I actually got to sit down with (yay holidays) recently. I always argued that Clinton would make a better president and a would represent the status-quo. I.e. keep us chugging along while we as a country found ourselves and found a candidate that we could mostly agree was okay together (one step at a time right?). Everyone I talked to hated Clinton, they _hated_ her but they also did not like Trump. They, took a deep breath and swallowed the Drano in hopes that in four years they are not blind. They _needed_ someone other than Clinton. Whether it is logical or not, Clinton was a damaged candidate (I have logical reasons why she was, but I could not support Trump).
If you took the candidate away and discussed her policies they pretty much agreed the policies were okay. They did want a merging of the two a little bit (H1B issues for one thing, like me a few of our family members are in the STEM field (none at this gathering, but they were looking out for their kids)). They wanted to feel safer and if that meant extra vetting of refugees that was okay, as long as the refugees were in good conditions (i.e. halfway point) and not in immediate danger. I even got a couple to admit his cabinet picks so far is not what they considered draining the swamp, one also used the sewage works term (she was very much TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! before hand).
Two did admit they hope Trump and the Republican Congress would install Christianity as the national religion - I did not even have to argue this one, the others were quick to tell them to shut up and if they want to something akin to a national religion there are other counties they can immigrate to, so until they leave, let the rest of us practice our faith (or not at all if we do not believe) in peace and quiet without them sticking their nose in (that made me smile).
It was a good conservation - the ultimate take away I took from it was a) Should NEVER have been Clinton, b) They felt us progressives were being to pushy with our social agenda, while they were not opposed, they said we need to learn how to speak to those that do not agree with us better, c) They don't even know what to believe in the media anymore and they work to much to sift through all the BS.