Donald Trump: America’s Junkyard Dog

junkyard-dogMillions, perhaps billions, of words have been written analyzing this election and the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump in his quest for the White House. The metaphor often used to describe his blunt, hyperbolic, sometimes vulgar rhetorical style is that of a bull in a china shop. And there’s no question that he has broken a lot of china, both in terms of conventional political wisdom in how to run a presidential campaign and in the politically correct sensibilities of elitist Americans, and of many regular Americans as well.

However, I was struck by a minor epiphany and a better animal metaphor as I was walking my newly acquired mutt, Charlotte, yesterday.