Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Bully's short lifespan

Being an effective bully is closely linked to proper timing. Just like sushi, bullying doesn't suffer extended periods of exposition and Trump's problem is that the American electoral cycle is too long for his bullying strategy.

When Donald Trump bowed out of 2012 US presidential election race on May 2011, he had learned enough to prepare himself for “Round Two” in 2015, yet he underestimated that the race would be a real marathon, not just a half race.

Had the total campaign, included the primary, lasted eight month he could have won the presidency, but reality is that bullying is like a booster rocket, its effects can only last so long before it peters out.

At least one valuable take-away the political class who supported him so unexpectedly will have learned at its own expense...

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