We’re in a revolution
We are in the middle of a political revolution, but it’s not the one Bernie Sanders called for.
Instead our political system has re-formed around the limits of Twitter and cable news.
It didn’t start with Twitter. And it won’t end with Twitter.
Of course Trump rose to the top, he’s the master of the mindless soundbite, and that’s what Twitter excels at.
Now journalism has figured out Trump, they just repeat the question, over and over, and he responds with the same meaningless words. Let’s see what comes after this. But this is new behavior. Politics never worked like this before.
Hopefully historians of politics and journalism are keeping careful notes of the transformation that’s happening now.