Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman hit the nail on the head when he described why Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls and winning the stone cold hearts of the GOP party base. Here's it is via The Raw Story:
Economist Paul Krugman offered a blunt assessment of Donald Trump’s appeal to Republican voters in an interview with Bloomberg TV host Joe Weisenthal on Monday.
“He’s a belligerent, loudmouth racist with not an ounce of compassion for less fortunate people,” Krugman said. “In other words, he’s exactly the kind of person the Republican base consists of and identifies with. It’s clear that the very things that Upper West Side New Yorkers find detestable about him are exactly what endear him to the Republican base, which is basically people who see in him everything — even the big red face and the yelling — that makes him their kind of guy.”