Thursday, December 22, 2016

Political Rules Changed in 2016

From Michael Barone, at RCP, "How the Political Rules Changed in 2016":
Over the 40-some years that I have been working or closely observing the political campaign business, the rules of the game haven't changed much. Technology has changed the business somewhat, but the people who ran campaigns in the 1970s could have (and in some cases actually have) run them four decades later.

But suddenly this year, the rules seemed to change. Let me try to count the ways...
I remember in the spring I told my students that if Donald Trump won the presidency he'd have broken all the rules of politics. Indeed, I expect he's rewritten the rule book now.

But keep reading.