Democracy has to reinvent itself in accordance with this new "liquid society" where collaboration happens between many millions of people directly. Leadership is not vertical, as in the past, but horizontal.
Why is the number of Twitter followers he has even part of the discussion? By this logic, Lady Gaga (with almost 30 million Twitter followers, approaching the entire population of Canada) would have the U.S. election in the bag if she decided to run.
The stream of regularly refuted garbage churned up in the AEI think tanks and Fox newsrooms for confusion's sake is spewed everyday into our culture and subsequently, Twitter. How difficult is it to keep your head straight when you're paranoid and threatened? Oh, very.