At the end of the day, and by that I mean by tomorrow night, we'll know if popular is coming out ahead. Trump has been flying out for one and even two GOTV talks with hearty endorsements every day. Congress folks will be glad of the ride on Mr. Trump's coattails.
Monday, 5 November 2018
I prefer popular government to gentry rule
Those baying against populism must prefer unpopular government. You've heard "Trumps rise proves how dangerous populism is for democracy" (NBC) Enough of that! I'm thinking back to Barack H. Obama's fund-raising trips to LA. The secret service shut down entire streets for his cavalcade to by-invitation-only celebrity luncheons in gentry homes. I compare that to crowds of ten and twenty thousand streaming out to hear Donald J. Trump in person. Tickets free. No roads closed. You don't have to show your wallet to get in. In other words, a populist appeal and one unprecedented in my lifetime. .