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Good. Bad. Stupid. Outspoken Donald Trump is king of simple speech   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-12-29 14:11:49 |Display all floors
dostoevskydr Post time: 2015-12-29 12:57
"For some, Donald Trump is the larger-than-life contestant of the ultimate reality show, the one can ...

"After all, just about every time he opens his mouth he ends up uniting people against him. Take the Latinos, an increasingly important voting demographic in the US. According to the Centre for American Progress, they accounted for 8.4pc of the electorate in the 2012 polls, which was an increase of 15pc from 2008. With about 800,000 Latinos turning 18 (and thus becoming eligible to vote) every year, Latinos will likely account for 13pc of all eligible voters in 2016.

The problem is that when compared to white or African-American voters, the Latin turnout isn’t very impressive; while 11.2 million Latinos did vote in 2012, 12.1 million Latinos who were eligible to vote did not register. That means that while 64pc of eligible white voters and 66pc of African Americans cast their ballots, only 48pc of Latinos did so."



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Post time 2015-12-29 14:19:19 |Display all floors
"Thanks to Trump, that’s now changing. In June this year, Trump said of Mexican immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Later, he refused to retract those comments and even defended them.
One result of this is that Latin voters are now registering in greater numbers thanks to appeals from the community and Latin celebrities like Shakira and Ricky Martin. In one popular campaign commercial, a Latin mother implores her daughter to vote in order to “shut Trump’s big mouth”.

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"That’s bad news for the Republicans because according to some estimates a successful Republican candidate will need 40pc of the Latin vote in order to win. The Latin vote looks to be overwhelmingly in favour of Hillary Clinton. That’s unsurprising considering that immigration is the number one issue for Latino voters."

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Post time 2015-12-29 16:45:10 |Display all floors
"Less significant in terms of voting strength, the traditionally fractious US Muslim community is also getting organised thanks to Trump’s repeated assaults. The Pew Research Centre puts the American Muslim population at around 2.75 million, but their votes can be significant in swing states like Florida and Virginia.
While most Muslim organisations in the US are nonprofits who do not engage in electoral politics, many groups like the Council on American-Islamic relations, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the American Muslim Alliance are actively registering Muslim-American voters.
Given that Muslim voters generally favour the democrats, more Muslim voters means bad news for the Republican party."

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Post time 2015-12-29 17:15:32 |Display all floors
"There’s another group that Trump has seemingly united, though this time in his favour. These are the so-called white nationalists, or neo-Nazis if you prefer."

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Post time 2015-12-29 17:24:47 |Display all floors
perseus! Post time: 2015-12-29 17:21
EXACTLY!

It should actually read "makes no difference" ...

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Post time 2015-12-29 17:38:44 |Display all floors
dostoevskydr Post time: 2015-12-29 12:57
"For some, Donald Trump is the larger-than-life contestant of the ultimate reality show, the one can ...

And yet, Trump is at the top of the GOP heap.

I have not expected him to last this long. He certainly has Latinos united against him. Would that motivate non-voting whites to go to the poll?

Lets see how far Trump can extend Trumpism into mainstream in February.

Ted Cruz has same views and opinion but more polished and seemingly more acceptable to the superpacs. But then again Trump does not depend on superpac money.


Let the dice fly high

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