Cartoon Candidate Minimalism Embraced by the Electorate. @DanHenninger, WSJ Editorial. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.

May 20, 2016, 04:39 AM

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Cartoon Candidate Minimalism Embraced by the Electorate. @DanHenninger, WSJ Editorial. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.

“…And still: political minimalism is a winner in 2016. After meeting with Mr. Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “Going forward, we’re going to go a little deeper in the policy weeds.” "But Donald Trump probably thinks weeds are something he hires a gardener to do. Mr. Trump himself said last summer that the details would come “over the next two or three weeks—probably sometime during September. OK?” They didn’t come. "Could it be that these two have read the electorate’s zeitgeist correctly? They, especially Mr. Trump, understand that the vapors shaping public sentiment—and “sentiment” is the word—have shifted decisively away from a past built, for the most part, on substance and logic. "My apologies to the Trump and Sanders supporters who have their support analyzed out to the third decimal point. "But not everyone does, nor wants to anymore. "Professional politics itself has been transitioning toward more emotive metrics. The most important candidate tests now are “cares about people like me” or “tells it like it is.” All of Mr. Trump’s main opponents—Messrs. Bush, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich—were policy wonks. For them, what mattered was hands-on political experience. But the kind of experience in vogue now is more like the elation from attending a mass rally. "The Trump-Sanders policy pitch resembles a Rorschach test. They let voters read meanings of their own into immigration, make America great again and the billionaire class. Their rhetoric-only campaigns flip the switch for the already wired….”

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