Jeb Bush charges that Donald Trump 'doesn't have a proven conservative record.' But in terms of current hot-button issues, it’s Mr. Bush, not Mr. Trump, who needs to convince the right of his bona fides.
Donald Trump isn't the only one. On issues ranging from birthright citizenship to getting 'unaccountable money' out of US politics, presidential candidates are pushing policies that would require constitutional amendments.
Donald Trump says his position on abortion is the same as Ronald Reagan’s – OK in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. But that ignores Reagan’s history on abortion, which led the former president to become an ardent foe.
There are obvious parallels. In the 1980 primaries, Ronald Reagan was not the candidate of the establishment insiders. In Campaign 2016, Donald Trump isn’t, either. The latter is an actor, but he’s also a reactor.