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Panic in GOP ranks will not stop Trump from being Trump

Panic in GOP ranks will not stop Trump from being Trump

I remember a year ago when Donald Trump began to dominate the political news, I thought he had mastered a brilliant campaign tactic: Every few days he would insult a competitor or tweet a politically incorrect statement or pull an off-the-wall policy out of his fertile imagination and the manic, 24/7 media machine would stay focused on him while leaving other candidates starved for attention.

Now, though, I realize this was not some cleverly designed tactic, it is just who he is and how he rolls. The widespread expectation that Mr. Trump would, at some point, adopt a more cautious, more calibrated, more "presidential" style was simply another failure of conventional...

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