Susan J. Demas: Trump is no consistent conservative –– that's why he's winning

Donald Trump's in-your-face, ideologically agnostic presidential campaign has finally laid bare one of the biggest myths in American politics:

Centrist voters don't really exist.

Politics is awash with moderate pundits who fervently believe most voters are just like them (I used to be one of them). They want civility and compromise. They wax eloquent about the need for deficit reduction, education reform and a tax code that's fair without hurting business.

Talking heads don't want to admit that's pretty much the moderate Democratic agenda (and 90 percent of Democrats in Congress are moderates).

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