September 28, 2015

The Teflon Candidate

Try as they might, the talking heads in the mainstream media can't seem to take Donald Trump down (link, link). Nothing sticks to him. Accusations that would sink any other presidential hopeful roll right off his back. What accounts for this phenomena?

I think it has something to do with the fact that Trump is perceived as a celebrity rather than a politician. Scandals that would destroy most any politician are commonplace among the Hollywood elite. Take Tom Cruise for example. Despite the fact that he's a raving lunatic, Cruise stars in a new blockbuster every year. If he were a politician, do you think he'd still be in office? That's doubtful. The American public holds entertainers to a much lower standard. Say what you will about Trump, but he's definitely an entertainer, and he's using his celebrity status to great advantage.

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