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Jul 2020

Donald Trump holding up his arms at public address in gesture of holding a rifle
June 30, 2020

Supporters of Teflon politicians do not focus on how tenable are their arguments, nor on how sound are their policies, or on how conducive they are to the community’s wellbeing. [T]he Teflon effect shows that, lately, claims in the name of the ethical sense do not “stick.” [...] There are many hypotheses about why so many voters knowingly choose an untenable position at the polls. However, most agree that there are structural reasons why voters are willing to take such risks.