Voter Resentment, Running Mates and Making the Rules

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Charlotte Cavaille at the Monkey Cage looks at Donald Trump’s chances of winning votes from Democrats in November.

2. Jason McDaniel and Sean McElwee at the New West on Trump voters and racial resentment.

3. Yes, James Pethokoukis has this correct: The U.S. is, in fact, fabulously wealthy, and Trump is foolishly, massively wrong to claim the U.S. is poor ...

4. ... while the Upshot’s Neil Irwin tries to explain the trade deficit to Trump, or at least to those who listen to his nonsense about trade and wealth. It’s not that all opposition to “free” trade is nonsense, just that Trump’s claims about trade and the economy reveal economic illiteracy.

5. Rebecca Berg reminds us that a contested convention could mess with what has become the standard way candidates choose their running mates.

6. Kyle Cheney and Katie Glueck at Politico report on delegate selection in South Carolina -- not delegate allocation, which happened back in February and gave Trump an early lead in bound delegates, but choosing the actual delegates going to Cleveland. Excellent reporting, but remember: Well before any second-ballot vote for the nomination, or even any first-ballot vote, the delegates will need to decide the rules for the convention and settle any credentials challenges. I’m not complaining, however: More stories about this, please.

7. And Josh Marshall on “Bernie or Bust.

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