trump symposium week

This week, we’ll have a few posts about the candidacy of Donald Trump. It will have three parts:

  1. Tom Gill will post on Trump as a political performer.
  2. Then, Josh Pacewicz will dig into Trump’s poll numbers.
  3. We’ll wrap up with a post by me on Trump, where I’ll add some of my own thoughts.

I’ll focus on the following points. Interested readers should send me questions:

  1. How predictable/unpredictable was the Trump candidacy?
  2. Using the Entertainment Theory of the GOP to understand Trump’s nomination and likely November loss.
  3. Using Trump to explain when social science theories do/do not work.

What do you want to know about Trump? Use the comments or send me email.

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Written by fabiorojas

August 29, 2016 at 12:01 am

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  2. Few observers predicted Trump’s nomination, although he won handily. It may not have been likely, but it happened. Few are predicting an outright Trump victory in November. Such a victory also may not be likely, but may happen. Which social processes and/or incorrect assumptions by prognosticators would lead to a Trump victory in November?

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    August 29, 2016 at 1:23 am

  3. The failure about Trump is that three things are missing (1) The Media wants to control the Presidency for its own reasons, sex, money and power. Democracy be dammed. (2) The Democrats, and establishment Republicans, lobbyists, bankers and various groupies want their people in power so they can get money from people who work and give it to people who don’t. (3) Trump knows that Western democracy is in the balance and so does a large group of voters that Numbers 2 and 2 know nothing of.



    August 29, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  4. Correction groups 1 and 2



    August 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

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