75%: The most important number in American politics
By Newt Gingrich (original source The Washington Times)
“This past weekend, political shows once again tried to come to grips with the rise of Sanders, Trump, Carson, Fiorina and Cruz.
The consensus among several commentators was that there is often a flurry of interest in political outsiders during the summer but eventually voters become serious and begin to seek more traditional presidential candidates.
They may be right.
My hunch is they are profoundly wrong.
In a recent Michigan GOP poll, 55 percent, over half the voters, pickedTrump, Fiorina, Carson and Cruz — three non-officeholders and a senator known for attacking his own party’s leadership.
So what is happening? One number may explain what is happening in both the Republican and Democratic primary races: 75 percent.
This number is stunning, frightening, and will likely lead to huge changes in the next few years.”
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