Whatever you think of the current election, the Trump strategy is worth taking a look at, because it has been both Trump's key to success but also the source of his currently declining poll numbers. Trump has rewritten the rules, but also authored the guidebook on how to potentially defeat him.
If establishment Republicans want to stop Trump, they can't treat him like an ordinary candidate. They can't defeat him with personal attacks. They can't defeat him on ideology by saying he's not a true conservative.
The victory hangovers have yet to wear off for my colleagues in the U.K. But my U.S. counterparts are already asking, "How can we replicate the sweeping conservative victory here, in the States?" I have the answer and I haven't been quiet about it in the least.
My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.
Do you think the kind of guy that Dukakis was as a politician, unabashedly liberal, blue collar, rode the subway to work -- has that model been eclipsed? Could Dukakis have been successful in today's environment?
A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.
Playing the xenophobic card has become part of Myrick's standard repertoire in sounding the alarm over the threat of terrorism. What is her purpose, other than to spread fear and suspicion for political gain?
As the campaigns have grown more vicious, many have become more anxious about the possibility of real violence or at least a complete breakdown in civility. That's why we're so relieved by the candidates' humor.