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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Lincoln Project Ad Gets Under Trump's Skin

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the 2016 campaign. The 2019 update includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms. The 2020 race, the subject of our next book, is well under  way.   


In 1984, Reagan's reelection campaign took advantage of highly favorable economic conditions:



The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump conservatives, has its own version:



The Lincoln Project folks succeeded in getting under Trump's skin, triggering an angry middle-of the-night response that will vastly magnify the spot's impact.