Truthiness has to feel true. But Trumpiness doesn't even need to do that. ... Truthiness was from the gut, but Trumpiness clearly comes from much further down the gastrointestinal tract. ... These legitimately angry voters don't need a leader to say things that are true or feel true. They need a leader to feel things that feel feels. And that is why I think Donald Trump is a leader for our times: An emotional megaphone for voters full of rage at a government that achieves nothing, an economic system that leaves them behind, and politics that elects people unfit for the job.
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. He's reporting from both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.