Donald Trump the Showman, Now Caught in the Klieg Lights

October 9, 2016 9:01 AM

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Donald Trump the Showman, Now Caught in the Klieg Lights

Mr. Bush — the former governor, that is — approached his campaign as if it would be operating in a normal political news environment, where at least some of the focus would be on economic and educational proposals, foreign policy plans and those words that were once so revered in Republican politics, “values” and “character.”

But Mr. Trump came at it with a new philosophy: Give them a big, messy show with a regular stream of action, and they will come with their cameras and won’t turn them off. Jeb Bush and his college affordability plan never stood a chance.

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