October 24, 2015
Mark Steyn: ‘Whatever one feels about Trump and Carson, they have exposed how totally hollow and worthless the conventions of presidential politicking are’
A read-the-whole-thing from Mark Steyn:
Then Donald Trump turns up. He has an issue, but it’s the one the consultant class advise you to go nowhere near with a ten-foot pole, so he snaffles it up all to himself. He spends nothing on ads, because he’s sucking up all the free airtime in the 15 minutes between the stupid irritating soft-focus commercials. His biggest expense is hats and T-shirts. He has no endorsements from former senators and former congressmen and former this and former that, because they’re losers and nobody remembers who they are. Not being a career politician, he feels no need to pretend to be an average working stiff, because he’s not.
And the consultants’ response to all this is to complain that Trump’s not doing it right.
Then Ben Carson comes along.