Originally August 31, 2015.
Becky and I had the pleasure of meeting Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan last Fall at the Cato 200 in Middleburg, VA. Peggy’s column last week is a must read. It was one of her best: “America Is So In Play.” Donald Trump has hit a nerve. The system is broken. And Americans are fed up with the elites. Peggy writes:
On the subject of elites, I spoke to Scott Miller, co-founder of the Sawyer Miller political-consulting firm, who is now a corporate consultant. He worked on the Ross Perot campaign in 1992 and knows something about outside challenges. He views the key political fact of our time as this: “Over 80% of the American people, across the board, believe an elite group of political incumbents, plus big business, big media, big banks, big unions and big special interests—the whole Washington political class—have rigged the system for the wealthy and connected.” It is “a remarkable moment,” he said. More than half of the American people believe “something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice.”
Mr. Miller added: “People who work for a living are thinking this thing is broken, and that economic inequality is the result of the elite rigging the system for themselves. We’re seeing something big.”