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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

National Review writer: Hey, this guy Trump may win

Victor David Hanson had an epiphany which he shared with his readers at National Review, in a piece called, "Ten Reasons Why Trump Could Win."

No. 1. It turns out Trump is not Hitler. Wrote Hanson: "That diagnosis is rehashed groupthink."

No. 2. Obama will campaign for Hillary. Turns out Obama is divisive. Wrote Hanson: "It is likely that Obama, to cement a hard progressive legacy in the next four months, will only double down on his gratuitous pandering, and therefore will see his poll numbers return to the low or mid-40s."

No. 3. It turns out Trump likes people, Hillary doesn't. Wrote Hanson: "Like it or not, Trump can square the ridiculous circle of a raucous billionaire as man of the people far better than Hillary can handle the contradictions of a Wall Street–created crony multimillionaire pandering to the Sanders socialists."

Note to Hanson: Read my book. Gossip columnist Liz Smith explains Trump's outer-borough love of the hoi polloi.

No. 4. It turns out not all black people or Hispanics are alike and some will, shockingly, vote for Trump. Wrote Hanson: "Media elites are in denial over this possibility. Racial hyphenation and bloc voting, along with prophecies of continual white irrelevance, should by their reckoning have long ago doomed Trump in the general election."

No. 5. Clinton was not indicted. Wrote Hanson: "She may be delighted at not having been indicted, but FBI Director Comey confirmed to the nation that she was an inveterate liar, paranoid, conspiratorial, and incompetent."

I don't want top steal the rest of the guy's Captain Obvious column.

But it may be dawning on the staff at Never Trump Central that Trump will win. And he will win big. And while they stood athwart history, the better man made history.
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6 comments:

  1. I always liked VDH. He's an observant, thorough, and incisive writer. I can appreciate that as I am an amateur military history enthusiast. He seems a bit out of place with the National Review bunch, but he writes for a number of other outlets as well. As a farm owner he is also on the front lines of California's illegal immigration and irrigation fiascoes and has written some excellent articles on both. That he would be among the first - if not the first - of the National Review crowd to give Trump the benefit of the doubt and tacit support doesn't surprise me. - Elric

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  2. He was a prisoner of Ed Driscoll and the PJM crowd, but, now that NeverTrump is done, he seems to be getting his voice back.

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  3. The FBI director did for Hillary Clinton what Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar" did for Brutus and the other conspirators.

    -Mikey NTH

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  4. VDH is a standup dude. If he jumped on The Train at the Modesto stop, then yeah...give him an ice cold bottled water and welcome him in! The man knoweth what he writes. Great historian and just a kind person as well. Kinda like you, Big D!

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  5. I love your blog and am loving your book (I'm about 1/2 through) so I hate to be a pedantic a--hole, but it is "hoi polloi" -- no "the" in front because the article is part of the word (i.e., hoi polloi translates to "the masses"). Putting the article "the" in front of "hoi polloi" is superfluous.

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  6. I have always admired VDH and when he didn't see Trump the way I do, it was disappointing. I had to keep reminding myself that between academia and NR, he lives in a bubble. Glad to see him catching on.

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