December 27, 2015
Trump Campaign Free From Cumbersome Political Parasite Experts
Trump is running a campaign without spending money on polling, paid advertisements, or get-out-the-vote efforts. He probably views it as cost-effective, but it may end up costing him the nomination.
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Trump doesn't bother conducting polls of his own, relying on public polls. This leaves him at the mercy of third-party pollsters who may not poll states of interest for days or weeks. It also excludes him from an understanding of how the polls were conducted, so he has no way of knowing how reliable they are. Furthermore, if he is unable to see the internals of the polls, he is unable to determine what his strengths and weaknesses vis-à-vis the electorate.
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If Trump were running for president in a serious way, he would do everything in his power to guarantee a win. The fact that he is not is troubling.
December 26, 2015
Trump thinks he can win without get-out-the-vote operation
By Ed Straker