Polling continues to show a surge for anti-establishment candidates with Donald Trump holding a commanding lead in the GOP primary. Some experts are amazed at the billionaire’s ability to completely flip previously unfavorable ratings to favorable, all largely without relying on paid media. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out, Donald Trump dominated Sunday news shows last week without even appearing on any program . . .
Here are the theories on the rise of the Trump phenomenon:
Master of Persuasion
Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip calls Trump the “Clown Genius.” Adams argues Trump’s mastery skills at persuasion and branding are everywhere in his campaign . . .
Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, says, “Trump is tapping into the spirit and power of positive thinking that pervades the teachings of modern cultural evangelists like Oprah Winfrey and Joel Osteen.” (Read more from “God’s Trumpet, Positive Persuader or Narcissistic Blowhard? 3 Theories on the Trump Phenomenon” HERE)