Why is The Donald — who paints everything with a broad brush, whose words fall like shards of glass, who has all the regard for political correctness as that of a monkey with a claw hammer cavorting within inches of a Ming Dynasty vase — ahead in the polls? Why?
Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are leading the polls for the Republican nominee with nary a purported statistic. Nothing about how they lowered taxes for their state, improved the school system … nothing. They give no statistics, no way, no how. Americans love it. Now let me tell you why.
Statistics have become meaningless. Folks don’t listen to statistics any longer. Statistics have been twisted, spun, and flat-out falsified. Statistics have been rendered meaningless by “the end justifies the means” attitude of politicians. And journalists spin, twist and falsify statistics. An example of this tabloid political morass would be the leftist publication Mother Jones.
Jeb Bush is just brimming with statistics — so much so that he seems more bureaucratic than presidential. The guy’s polling at 3 percent juxtaposed to Trump’s 23 percent. Need I say more?
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Mike Morgan, Los Osos