Why am I not surprised?
The Day after I post about the clumsy, kitchen sink approach of the anti-Trump movement in Hey Republicans, Want to Stop Trump? Then Stop Attacking Him Indiscriminately, it gets far worse.
Today’s “bombshell”: Donald Trump’s campaign manager pulled a reporter away from Trump. And he’s been charged with battery! Based on the coverage, you’d think he was the first campaign staffer ever to have overstepped when protecting a candidate from the media.
What a strategic masterstroke! I can’t imagine any supporter sticking with Trump now. Paula Pennypacker even apologized publicly for having supported a cad like Trump.
If anything, today’s coverage had one and only one effect: To render Trump’s supporters numb to future revelations that otherwise could influence them.
The anti-Trump movement’s kitchen sink approach has succeeded in making Trump’s candidacy into a referendum not on Trump, but on the anti-Trump movement. It’s not about Trump’s policy positions anymore. It’s not about his experience, or even his demeanor. It’s about whether he can / should be denied the nomination however possible.
Which has solidified his support.
Latest poll I saw of the Republican race: Trump at 48%.
When you’re in a hole, stop digging.