This is why I don't get why some libertarians are enamored with this guy. This is dangerous stuff. The founding fathers did not trust the masses, and rightly so.
I don't see anyone on this site endorsing Trump or any other candidate but there is interest in how they are campaigning.
Turn outs might matter if voting mattered. The Establishment candidate wins no matter who gets the most votes. My prediction... Hitlery wins 51% to 49% no matter how many people vote for Trump. And if Trump wins? Just means he was pre-approved to win.Gets me every election cycle that people actually think elections are honest. Voting? Meh...
Hey, Robert, that's what some of us have been telling you for months. Trump has broad, across the political spectrum appeal, and is Hillary's worst nightmare. I use my democratic-leaning golf buddies as a guide to what is actually going on out there in la-la land: They like Trump and hate Hillary. What is even more revealing, they tell me that their wives feel exactly the same way. When Trump first announced I said that he would do very well and you dismissed him. I'm even more convinced now.
He's just an outsized personality. We'll see if it translates into votes.
Much depends on the Trump and Clinton ground game on voting day. Obama had a very competent and systematic way to get voters to the polls in 2012. Clinton likely will be able to tap into that system. Trump is having to create his from scratch as Romney's never worked and utterly collapsed on election day. If Trump cannot get people to the polls and have them vote for him, it matters not what his popularity is.
Too early for the large crowds to mean anything. Wait until later stages of the primary, when there are only 2 or 3 real candidates. Then, it might mean something. Remember Ron Paul's cheering crowds? In the end, if the crowds do not translate into votes, or the party apparatchiks get involved to change rules, crowds mean nothing.
Trump needs overwhelming numbers to be a threat. If he then becomes a threat, then he will need more bodygaurds. Not much of a prize.