“Conventional wisdom” has been completely tossed out the window this election cycle. We may never get it back. And hopefully we haven’t tossed out ALL wisdom, whether conventional or otherwise.
In any event, there is no doubt that for better or worse, Donald J. Trump has completely upended the political process. The good news is, more people are paying attention. We won’t know what the bad news is for months.
But back to conventional wisdom. Last year after the San Bernardino attacks, Trump announced he believed all Muslim immigration to this country should be halted until our vetting process was stronger. Naturally the media conflated that to mean Trump thinks all Muslims should be rounded up and thrown into concentration camps or something like that. You would assume then, given conventional wisdom, that Trump would receive less than zero support from Muslims in America.
But you would be wrong.
Last week CAIR released the results of a six-state “Super Tuesday” poll which found that Donald Trump received more support from Muslims than all other GOP candidates COMBINED.Now it must be said the Democrat candidates fared far better, with Hillary receiving 47 percent support and Sanders 25 percent. But the fact that Donald Trump comes in third in total and tops for the GOP is frankly surprising, given the outrage from the left about his original comments.
Poor Ben Carson must have truly offended the Muslim community with his statement that he could not support a Muslim as president of the United States, unless that person rejected the tenets of Islam. But to quote Mrs. Clinton, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]