"Muslims are the new Mexicans in US politics. References to Muslims by politicians have become interchangeable with references to refugees, immigrants and terrorists in much the same way that Mexicans have long been synonymous with drug dealers, criminals and rapists."
Somehow I think Republicans still won’t get the Spanish speaking vote. But nothing is certain in this election.
Who the candidates will be and how many candidates will run for the November elections is unpredictable.
Donald Trump is completely unpredictable. He can reverse his campaign promises in seconds. There is no way to predict if his campaign promises are real. Donald Trump has no prior political records to examine.
‘If he (Donald Trump) drives big turnout increases with white voters, especially with white male voters, that has the potential to change the map,’ said a veteran of Obama’s campaigns, who spoke anonymously in order to share current analysis of the fall campaign.
Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist and veteran of past presidential campaigns, said Trump’s overall general election strength is unpredictable at this point, in part because Trump could campaign as a different candidate from the one on display throughout the primaries. But he said that what Trump has shown to date is an ability to surprise his opponents and offer crosscutting messages to draw support.
To be successful as a Republican candidate you have to be the equivalent of a neutron bomb,’ Schmidt said. ‘He’s a neutron bomb. Donald Trump has been disruptive in the way Uber has been disruptive in the taxi industry.’..
Republican Schmidt, however, warned Democrats that Trump could prove more appealing to minority voters, especially African Americans, than they assume. ‘He’s an asymmetric threat,’ Schmidt said. ‘He fits into none of the conventions. He has a completely unorthodox style.’ ”
Dan Balz March 19 at 4:56 PM