The Market For Crazy

Apr 22 2011 @ 8:59am

Ed Kilgore on what Trump has proven:

Kill off Trump’s candidacy and the demand [for radicalism] will remain, leaving an opening for yet another demagogic charlatan to take his place.

Jonathan Bernstein doesn't think Republicans will nominate a truly crazy candidate, but he says it has become "more and more likely that the eventual nominee will have to spend a lot of time and energy pretending to be crazy, or at least working at ways to appeal to a constituency that wants to hear crazy things." I think Bernstein over-estimates the crazy in the GOP under the country's first black president and the faltering denial of America's slide in the new century.