The Secret of Trump’s Political Success

Source: Eyes on the Right
by Damon Linker

“It’s not as if Republican voters haven’t been given alternatives to supporting a man who’s been indicted four times and faces 91 felony counts in multiple jurisdictions for crimes ranging from the mishandling of classified documents to conspiracy to commit election fraud. The field of law-abiding challengers includes two sitting governors, several former governors, a former UN ambassador, a sitting U.S. senator, a former congressman, and a businessman. It includes several candidates seeking to revive the high-minded and optimistic form of conservativism that dominated the party beginning with Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980, and a couple of candidates who hope to build on the right-wing populism Trump rode to the White House in 2016. Yet none of them have come close to threatening Trump’s lead.” (09/15/23)