Things seem to be getting disturbingly weird in the States lately. For some inexplicable reason, crass and classless Donald Trump has moved ahead as the undisputed frontrunner in the Republican leadership race. And with last night’s resignation of Ted Cruz, there now seems to be no stopping him.
So what is behind this phenomenon? Why are so many otherwise intelligent Americans throwing their boisterous and aggressive support behind a loudmouth blowhard who openly mocks his supporters, spouts venomous rhetoric at every opportunity, and has no viable political experience or platform of which to speak?
Funny you should ask. Because I have a few thoughts on that very subject.
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