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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, July 27, 2015

Your Weekly Trump Fix

Politco asked some people how they thought Trump would play out.  I offer this answer for your amusement:

‘I’ll go with the scenario that has Trump leaving the Republican party to run as an independent candidate.’
By Anita Dunn, Democratic political strategist and the White House Communications Director from April through November 2009.
The Trump Show will last longer than your typical summer blockbuster that has a glitzy opening, gets bad reviews, makes plenty of noise, has lots of explosions, attracts a lot of eyeballs the first weekend out and then disappears until it runs endless loops on cable. Ignore the similarities! His financial disclosure suggests a serious effort at a campaign, and he is tapping a chord with a segment of the Republican electorate that no one else is right now. So I’ll go with the scenario that has Trump leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent candidate, sometime before Iowa but after a number of debates (so he gets maximum publicity but never loses a primary or caucus). Hey, he’s got the money to go the independent route!

Some interesting answers.  Most Republicans think he drops off and drops out, while most Democrats think he has more staying power.

Isn't that interesting?

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