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I love this take on Trump

Donald Trump will win in a landslide.The mind behind `Dilbert' explains why

as follows:


  1. Trump knows people are basically irrational.

  2. Knowing that people are irrational, Trump aims to appeal on an emotional level.

  3. By running on emotion, facts don't matter.

  4. If facts don't matter, you can't really be "wrong."

  5. With fewer facts in play, it's easier to bend reality.

  6. To bend reality, Trump is a master of identity politics -- and identity is the strongest persuader.

Writes Adams: "Identity is always the strongest level of persuasion. The only way to beat it is with dirty tricks or a stronger identity play. ...

[And] Trump is well on his way to owning the identities of American, Alpha Males, and Women Who Like Alpha Males. Clinton is well on her way to owning the identities of angry women, beta males, immigrants, and disenfranchised minorities.

If this were poker, which hand looks stronger to you for a national election?"



"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 08:35:02 AM EST

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