I really really appreciate Dinesh D’Souza’s analysis of politics today and his historical perspective. This quote comes to us from a speech he gave at Liberty University last November. (YouTube)
Reagan lived in a different time. And a different tone was appropriate. If Trump appears to be a mud wrestler, it's not because he created all this chaos and division. It created him. Republicans nominated one Boy Scout after another like Romney and saw them beaten to a pulp and finally they realized the other side has gone gangster on us. Let's kind of have a gangster on our side, or at least let's have a boss. So I explain Trumpism as a response to the pecurliarities of our time.