I want to make a point with this picture pundits and others are missing: Donald Trump ran a very successful reality TV show. Also how popular culture including TV has dumb down rational thought. (hint: it all about emotions and feelings). Whereas Obama in 2008 ran the first successful viral campaign, Trump is running the first reality TV campaign. Trump is the master of emotional manipulation. He know who to act to get the response he wants even though is views and beliefs can be called into question.
There is an irony to Trump; Trump and Cruz also are the natural evolution of a conservative movement’s abandonment Reagan of limited government , individual liberty and capitalism. Trump authoritarianism is the evolution of new conservatism.