Bloomberg put together a focus group of twelve Republican and independent voters to find out why Donald Trump is so popular.
I’ve gotta wonder what reality these people are living in. Saying “Trump tells the truth”? I’m having trouble finding a single thing on PolitiFact where Trump earned a “true” rating.
From your link:
“Trump’s remarks about whether McCain, the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, should be described as a war hero rubbed some in the group the wrong way…As for Trump’s characterization of undocumented immigrants as ‘rapists,’ however, many in the room said it didn’t bother them.”
Of course it didn’t. Humans have survived and prospered for millenia with an “us vs them” mentality, so it’s hard for some to overcome.
On the other hand, this is a biased writing as “some” and “many” are imprecise terms.
Also, watched the Rep Debate. There were some obvious talking point with no substance (Jindal and Graham stood out), but I think Christie may get a bump becuase he seemed the least evasive and most specific (ie, willing to tell people what they *don’t* want to hear).
I think Kasich did well as well, as moderate R’s probably took note of his 61% of women and 24% of African-Americans that voted for him over his Dem. opponent in a major Swing State.
It was also interesting to hear some candidates talk about getting rid of the “lifetime politicians” in the “political class” in a room full of Senators and Governors.
The biggest laugh I got out of that panel was when they were asked what do you think a Trump presidency would look like and one of the women said, “Classy”. Priceless. Because when I think Trump I think – Wow, that’s one classy guy, just ask him!
Trump redefines the vanity candidate, and when (not if) he goes down it only leaves the rest of the field more exposed to the hypocrisy and dysfunction that make up the Republican Party. Can’t wait to watch the first food fight Thursday night.
I was hearing the music from the Twilight Zone, (a very old TV show for you young whippersnappers). Sometimes I feel like I live in a different world than many.