A Republican Who Thinks Trump Is Playing Too Nice - 2016-08-27

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F0.png A Republican Who Thinks Trump Is Playing Too Nice August 27, 2016, Ben Smith, BuzzFeed News

Steve Goldberg is a kind of underground legend in Republican politics — best known for inventing what is now called "push polling" — but one who has operated more or less under the media radar since Dole's bid ended in recriminations and a messy federal inquiry into campaign spending.

Today he, like many Republicans, believes his party has lost its way, and he has something to offer. His, though, is not exactly patrician handwringing. Rather, he worries that the trade he invented is becoming a "lost art." Where are the phone calls now that hit you over the head with a hammer, and upset some people enough that they make news? And which give the campaign a glimpse into where you stand in the meantime?

He worries that the GOP has gone soft. He thinks even Donald Trump isn't campaigning viscerally enough.

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