I know many pundits, think tanks, politicians, advisors to politicians, strategists, academics and consultants are trying to explain the “Trump phenomenon.” Some have made excellent contributions. But I came across one in the Washington Post of March 5, 2016 which seems to capture the movement well. As an added benefit the article also traces the history of the Republican establishment versus anti-establishment conflict from Goldwater on. So I commend it for your reading:
I agree with pretty much all Dan Balz wrote. But if anyone wants to start a conversation, all the better.