Yes, a second freelance piece I have running today, this one for Reuters.
Trump has revamped himself to some extent, making voters more comfortable with him. Erasing the “fear factor” is, I believe, the key to his election.
From the piece.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to the microphones on Friday to reverse himself and declare that President Barack Obama was, in fact, born in the United States. Trump was making his latest move in a successful effort to mitigate perhaps the greatest impediment to his candidacy: the fear factor. That is, the deep concern and worry that even many Republicans have about Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, unpopular and deeply distrusted, might well be trailing badly were it not for that fear factor. But now, the fear factor may be moving in the other direction. The polls are tightening, and Trump is even moving ahead in several swing states. In the month since Trump fired Paul Manafort as his campaign chairman, the Republican standard-bearer has shown discipline few thought the real estate developer was capable of. He is seeking to dilute an acid personality into a more palatable brew.
Please read the rest of this article on Reuters.