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Steve Russell: Getting into the White House is still political science






Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Photo from Facebook

You could be forgiven if you forgot that there's a presidential campaign still happening. Steve Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation, thinks Republican nominee Donald Trump is well on his way to losing the 2016 race:
Based on my own elections, I have an opinion why Trump is losing, and it’s not voter fraud. It’s the legendary Trump ego.

I have experienced defeat and victory and I own them both.

One thing about running for office at any level is that you will never be short of advice. Plenty of people will be telling you whether to run, how to allocate resources, and how to spend your limited campaigning energy.

I understood early on that there is a lot of advice and much of it is contradictory.

I now understand that fact is an important preparation for actually wielding power, should the voters entrust you with some. An important part of the necessary skill set is knowing when to take advice and when to ignore it. (You never totally ignore it. You always thank people for advice given in good faith whether you intend to follow it or not.)

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