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The Republican National Convention Day Two: Portrait of a MD Delegate for Trump

The Republican National Convention Day Two: Portrait of a MD Delegate for Trump

The RNC convention—and by extension the Republican Party these days—is a giant puzzle.

I'm particularly flummoxed by those who speak like Democrats, vote like Republicans, and selectively navigate the rhetoric to cheer Trump. I question them trying to suss out what moves and motivates them. What aspects of Trump resonate? What facts must they ignore? How do they square voting for a candidate that runs counter to their own best interests?

It's the most peculiar thing, perhaps the first presidential race in history where the candidate's supporters are actually hoping he won't deliver on all his promises, where supporters regularly begin by saying, "Well, I don't...

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