The Obama Strategy 2.0

Currently, the #1 article in WaPo is “Donald Trump’s surge is all about less-educated Americans“, written by Janell Ross, described by WaPo as “a reporter for The Fix who writes about race, gender, immigration and inequality.” (The accompanying pic of Ross indicates she is a strong, black woman.)

In the last few weeks, Americans (and the media) have watched in awe as a New York real estate magnate prone to bellicose behavior and hyperbole has become the GOP’s leading candidate for the White House.

But how did this come to be? A lot of it has to do with education.

Trump’s support is strongest with Republicans in the Midwest, conservatives across the country who do not have a college degree and (perhaps not surprisingly) those who report the most negative views of immigration and Mexican immigrants in particular, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week

In a nutshell, the people pushing Trump to the head of the polling pack in the very crowded Republican field, the people who have assured Trump a position on the debate stage next month and the people fueling Trump’s candidacy are — overwhelmingly but not limited to — white, Republicans with limited education.

As the astute commentator to the piece Sax1031 writes: “Sounds like he is using the Obama strategy.”

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