A Google query on the phrase “Trump is Ignorant”* brings up more than 17 million hits. I suggest that this thinking is victim to a successful ploy. The book, Trump Never Give Up  (Trump & McIver 2008, p 167 ) states:  “Remember, it takes a lot of smarts to play dumb. Keep them off balance. […]

Candidate Candor that Might Electrify the Electorate

U.S. media reporting on the Iowa Caucus tell us that the 2016 primary candidates, Republican and Democratic,  face voter dissatisfaction with American politics. “Outsiders” like Trump, Carson, and Fiorina, who have no previous political experience, are tapping widespread anger among Republicans and especially conservatives. The performance of governors like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich […]


Why Donald Trump leads Republican candidates in spite of breaking all the rules   Trump confounds the political experts The conventional wisdom of political columnists up to recently has been that despite strength in the polls, real estate magnate Donald Trump had little likelihood of becoming the Republican nominee, let alone president; e.g. Sarah Fagen […]