Sunday 21 January 2018

Comment: What if we are focusing on wrong election race?

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

Tim Stanley

What if we're all talking about the wrong race?

Attention is focused right now on Donald Trump's seemingly inexorable rise to the Republican nomination. He even has a theme tune: three kids singing "USA!" to the tune of 'Over There' - an ironic pick for someone who doesn't want people coming "over here".

But presidential nominations are not won purely on national polls. They're a series of pitched battles in individual states over a number of dates. Losing one makes it more likely that you'll lose more. And Donald Trump is currently in trouble in the first-in-the-nation caucus of Iowa.

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