His words have not been scripted or prepared for the press; he speaks from the heart.
It’s now clear to every voter that [he] is nothing but himself.
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One of these statements recently was made about Donald Trump, the man causing upset in the race to become the Republican presidential candidate. Another was made in reference to Bernie Sanders, the candidate causing similar upset among the Democrats. Another referred to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour party. But which statement refers to which politician? It is, of course, impossible to tell.
Despite the radically different stances of these candidates on all kinds of issues, the statements about them are entirely interchangeable. They all refer to a single quality, taken by many to be a great asset in political life. All of these candidates are considered “authentic”. Continue reading Keeping it real? Corbyn, Trump, Sanders and the politics of authenticity