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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Susan J. Demas: Yes, it's still a big deal that Hillary Clinton would be the first female president

A few weeks ago, Kelley Paul was showing off her southern charm (and southern cooking!) on CNN.

My 12-year-old daughter caught me viewing the clip online and sardonically asked if I was now watching the Food Network.

I said no, explaining that she's married to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who's running for president. And Mrs. Paul is pretty accomplished herself, working in marketing and politics (CNN pretty much reduces this to a cliched, "No one should mistake Kelley Paul for a wallflower.")

Then my daughter's teenage sarcasm (she's precocious) was really unleashed: "So they interview her in the kitchen? You have got to be kidding me."

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