Trump’s Tonight Show triumph

Donald Trump presented perhaps the most important policy presentation of his campaign yesterday to the Economic Club of New York, and yet it pales in electoral impact to his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  No TV news operation, not even MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, could resist the video of an impish Jimmy Fallon asking and receiving permission to muss Donald Trump’s hair. Whoever thought this up (and my money is on Kellyanne Conway) identified exactly the best leverage point to redefine Trump-the-candidate as not at all scary and mean, but rather a guy who is game.  Watch the mugging for the camera that Trump does.  He is having fun and is in on the game, making fun of his own peculiarities. The contrast with Hillary Clinton could not be more striking.  The nation saw her go stiff as a board and then collapse as she tried to get into her Scooby Van.  And look at her just three weeks ago on the same set as...(Read Full Post)