YES! They've had to act more extreme to get media coverage.
NO! They've always been extreme and incredibly out of touch.


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j2bart 5 years 11 weeks ago

Trump is teaching us more about his base constituency than about the other candidates. It would not surprise me to find that some portion of Trump's political base tuned in to the Apprentice. Perhaps some of his television fans never recognized that Trump played an unwitting parody of himself on the Apprentice. Now the parody includes Trump's political base. In the meantime, Trump fans who always understood the joke are happy to be entertained in a new forum.

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Roland de Brabant 5 years 10 weeks ago

j2bart this is not a parody. Trump has always been unbelievably callow, vain and stupid. When his two lieutenants died because Trump was too cheap to keep his chopper maintained, he said: No problem, they were not any good anyway.


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PaulHosse 5 years 10 weeks ago

More extreme? No. Trump may have been the only rational one on that stage! I think Trump's entry into the race has, however, shown just how out of touch not just the candidates are from the American People, but just how broken the entire (s)election process is. Look at how desperate the GOP and Democratic political establishment has been to discredit "The Donald", The corporate media has been just as desperate to make him look like the "comic relief" as they can so that they can get back to the prescripted process.

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