Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming is an analysis of the unexpected election of Donald J. Trump, and the earth-shattering changing of the guard in Washington, how it’s turned establishment politics on its head, and what it all means for the future of the nation.
The 24/7 media circus that follows President Trump distracts from the fundamental issue of what his election means for America going forward.
Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming explains how Barack Obama’s progressive policies helped ignite the ultimate anti-Obama political warrior—and how a neophyte politician’s new blend of populism, nationalism, and traditional Republican policies is pulling a polarized country back toward the right.
"I highly recommend Bet You Didn't See That One Coming to anyone interested in the ways and means of the Trump phenomenon and its consequences for America. This is not just another campaign book. It is an entertaining analysis of what happened in 2016, and why."
– The Honorable Dave Camp, Former Chairman, House Ways & Means Committee
"Good to have a serious conservative analyze without blinders the strengths and weaknesses of President Trump's politics and rhetoric. This work provides serious conservative perspectives on what fair presidential observers should make of a politically inexperienced and stylistically inelegant president who challenges the domestic and foreign policy perspectives on an immediately prior hardened leftist but charming president."
– Richard E. Vatz PhD, Towson University Distinguished Professor
"Governor Ehrlich's fourth book presents a fascinating analysis of the Obama record. An accurate and informative interpretation of how the excesses of Barack Obama's progressivism led to the election of President Trump. A must-read for anyone attempting to figure out what on earth is going on in Trump's Washington!"
– The Honorable David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth
"Robert Ehrlich is both a practitioner and an observer; a politician and an analyst. That is a potent combination, on display in this book. He knows whereof he speaks. His words have special authority."
– Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor, National Review
"Governor Bob Ehrich is that rare kind of straight-talking sensible Republican, and he's from Maryland. Bet You Didn't See That One Coming shares his unique conservative perspective on how power shifted from Obama to Trump. Governor Ehrlich explains where we are today and what the future portends. Bet You Didn't See That One Coming is a good read!"
– Ed Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation
"Bob Ehrlich has scaled the political peaks—state legislator, Congressman, Maryland Governor—without ever going establishment. In his latest book, he casts a cool, discerning eye on our two most recent presidents, and how the defects of Barack Obama led to the election of Donald Trump."
– Michael Barone, Washington Examiner; American Enterprise Institute; founding coauthor, The Almanac of American Politics
"Governor Ehrlich's new book is a cogent analysis of how Donald Trump's victory has challenged Obama's progressive agenda. This well-written book provides readers with rich insights into a very different political leader and his unique ways."