The October, 2015 Republican Presidential debate generated an audience 7 times higher than four years earlier. This happened despite being programmed at the same time as Game 2 of the World Series featuring a team from New York. This political event shows how personalities can capture the moment.
It was more than a year before the 2016 election. What is going on here?
Donald Trump Captures The Moment
As Don Anthony pointed out in the newsletter The Mouth, it’s all about personality. Specifically, the entertainment value of the outrageously bold Donald Trump.
Mediaite’s Joe Concha writes:
Trump lifts all boats regardless of the party featured on stage.
In other words, it has little to do with the topic, and everything to do with the personality delivering it. Trump is a polarizing personality. He generates passionate support, and just as passionate (or more) criticism.
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