Can Trump get out of the trap of running against himself?
Donald Trump is not so much running against Hillary Clinton as against the inner demons of Donald Trump.
The 2016 election still should easily be his to win.
Americans do not historically like the twelve-year regnum of any party.
The termed-out incumbent Democratic president can win approval ratings of 50 percent only by staying quiet, out of the public eye, and doing as little governing as possible. Whenever Obama emerges from his hip cocoon and talks off his teleprompter, he reminds us that he is typically petulant, untruthful, and rambling. Witness his latest pathetic assurances that sending cash on pallets at night to obtain simultaneous release of hostages was not ransom. Even the obsequious pajama-boy D.C. press corps did not quite buy that. As so often, Obama’s soft-spoken prevarication comes across as being as coarse as Trump’s crudity.
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