In this short post, I enlist the adapted definition of resonation, which is to evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief. At this moment, Donald Trump is surging in the polls. His out-spoken style and disregard for political correctness has resonated with many in the Republican Party. But, why?
The Presidential Office is all too often frequented by lawyers and career politicians. Is this brash businessman connecting with the American public with a fresh perspective? Is Donald Trump’s hard stance on immigration and government expansion what sets him apart? Maybe.
What I do know is that we Americans enjoy a good affront to any establishment, especially that of the political kind. There is a deeply rooted national logic to it, thanks to the way our Founding Fathers behaved. The resonation of Donald Trump in contemporary American politics may just be our national need to engage in affronting the establishment every so often. Think about how Uber and Airbnb came to resonate with so many of us.
Whether or not Donald Trump is successful in converting his recent surge in the polls to votes next November is the subject for another time.
Thanks for reading my twenty-ninth blog post.
The Republican Millennial