“The frontrunner’s support is built less on bigotry, than on his confident projection of executive intelligence.”
The always excellent David Frum explains where Trump is getting his political energy from.
The simple “xenophobes, bigots and old white people” trope peddled by his opponents does not explain it.
Frum argues it is a combination of his satisfying the deep hunger in the Republican base for leaders with “executive intelligence” and because “Republicans have come to fear that their leaders have turned anti-native”.
This aligns with Scott Adams’ assessment that Trump’s strategy is all about presenting himself as the only adult in the room, the only person with a plan (no matter how nutty) and the experience to deliver on it (Frum’s “Executive Intelligence”). The good news is that we can all blame George W. Bush for this.
Read it here: Why Donald Trump Leads National Polls – The Atlantic