In Ahmadinejad’s footsteps

From Winning the Long War, Retaking the Offensive Against Radical Islam by Ilan Berman.

“When a relative political unknown named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unexpectedly won the Iranian presidency in the summer of 2005, it was a telling indicator of the depths of the economic malaise now gripping the Islamic Republic. During the election, Ahmadinejad’s populist campaign, with its emphasis on rooting out corruption and providing economic dividends for ordinary Iranians, tapped into popular discontent with the lack of prosperity on the Iranian street. And, partially as a result, Ahmadinejad handily defeated his opponent, former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

“But campaigning is one thing; governing quite another.”

Substitute Donald Trump for Ahmadinejad and America for Iran.

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