Monday, February 22, 2016

Trump trumps?


Anthony Salvanot, Fred Backus, Jennifer DePinto and Sarah Dutton (CBS NEWS) report:

Donald Trump (35 percent) continues to hold a commanding lead over the rest of the field, with a 17 point lead over his closest rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (18 percent). John Kasich (11 percent) has now risen to a virtual third-place tie with Marco Rubio (12 percent). Trump leads among nearly every demographic group.
More than half of Republican voters say they may still change their minds about who to support, but two thirds of Trump voters say their minds are made up.

And, of course, he won the Republican primary Saturday in Nevada.

B-b-but the bloggies were telling us all last week that Trump was going down because his claims of original opposition to the Iraq War was revealed to be untrue or, at best, complicated.

Well, as usual, they were talking out of their asses.

The reality is that people saw it many ways.

One group of people, who weren't against the Iraq war until 2005 and 2006 (when most of the country turned against it) saw the moves as gotcha! moves and felt that they, like Trump, were under attack.

Another group of people saw it as memory being shaky and they have their own issues with memory.

Still more people felt Trump was being attacked for calling out the war right now.

This is a complicated issue.

And the bloggies missed it as usual because their heads were up their asses.

For what was actually going on, see "On Trump, Iraq, and opposing the illegal war (ille..." and "The lack of enthusiasm around the release/rescue o...."
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