(I would rather look at her than at her father.)
In a dispatch about a mock student convention at Washington and Lee University, New York Times reporter Nicholas Fandos wrote:
Kevin Ortiz, one of the convention’s directors of political research and a senior from Charlotte, N.C., said on Thursday that no election cycle was easy to predict, but that this year had been particularly hard, largely thanks to one man: Mr. Trump.
The reality television star’s presence in the race has called into question some of the indicators that students here have traditionally relied on — and that might have traditionally led to the nomination of a more moderate politician like former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida or Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.
“It has made it a hundred times more difficult,” Mr. Ortiz said. “It is tough for us to kind of see, when does conventional wisdom, if ever, reset itself going forward, or is this cycle so crazy now that we are supposed to expect the unexpected?”Actually, this election is pretty simple to figure out. The people are upset with Washington and want an outsider to clean things up. The conventional wisdom out of Washington has led to costly wars, high insurance premiums and a piss-poor economy. People now reject Washington's conventional wisdom because it is echo chamber dumb.
Democrats likely will chose the communist Bernie Sanders who has been in Washington most of the last quarter-century but has been ineffectual. Their grievance is that Obama compromised. They want full-throttled communism.
Republicans likely will chose Trump, a man who turned a million-dollar real estate company in Queens into a multi-national, multi-billion-dollar operation that employs 34,000 people. Elitists cannot figure out why the public is willing to go with a fellow with "no" experience. The fact is, at 69, Trump has more experience than all his rivals combined. He built stuff, they regulated it.
This is the simplest election to figure out when one gets out of Washington and looks at what a trainwreck the economy is -- and the rise of Mexican gangs, and Muslim terrorists is not making people any happier.
But you have to be outside the bubble to see this.