John Feehery, The Hill:
Nothing in this election makes logical sense. Not the polls. Not the rise of Trump on the right or Bernie Sanders on the left. Not the issue-less campaign that values entertainment more than facts, celebrity more than experience.
But maybe logic has nothing to do it.
Trump’s rivals have attacked the tycoon, calling him a jerk for making fun of a handicapped journalist, a bully and a racist for his plans to ban all Muslims. They have attacked his policy proposals for being unworkable. But none of this seems to matter. His polls numbers have gone up, not down.
Maybe that’s because to Trump’s supporters, the facts don’t matter. They have their opinions and by God they are going to defend them.