“Critiquing his personality or contradicting his claims with facts ironically fuels his very appeal, which is grounded in a kind of professional victimhood. Rather than focusing on Trump’s personality, we do better to consider the deep historical roots to his race-based appeals to white voters.”
A new study by a Duke graduate student confirms that campaign communications can be targeted in such a way as to prevent certain groups from turning out on Election Day. The study sought to measure the effects of cross-cutting messages on voter turnout.
Can an independent "real conservative" -- like constitutional lawyer and war veteran David French -- really run for president at this late date? Yes, and that could shift the focus from a brokered convention to a brokered election if an outside candidate catches fire.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer