Monday, May 16, 2016

Recommended Reading

With the battle lines for the presidential campaign becoming more firmly drawn, Jonathan Chait lays out what he thinks the primary attack needs to be against the Donald Trump campaign:
His entire appeal rests on the bedrock of his identity as a successful entrepreneur. The vast wealth Trump claims to have amassed allows him to supposedly fund his own campaign, escaping the influence of fundraisers who control his opponents. His alleged deal-making skill explains why he will be able to improve every trade deal, solve every legislative impasse, and finesse every diplomatic conflict. Trump’s endlessly repeated proposition is that he will take the skills that made him so rich and generously use them to make the country rich. Without that, he’s just a dumber version of Pat Buchanan.
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