In a paper on Popkin’s theory of low-information rational voting, the editorial writer concludes that Cruz, one of the GOP candidates Trump defeated, might become one day “the conservative hero”. That is to say the one “who dared to take on Donald Trump while other Republicans cowered”. Here, the word “hero” comes as a close synonym of “leader”, or “the leader to come”. “Daring” is his signature.

As Popkin says, “reasoning and rational don’t mean right”, and “passion can overrule the fine print”.

In the terms of the hero-matrix I developed, we have here a mixture of INT (With interiority) and DIV (Divergent).

Source: Allysia Finley, “Trump Voters: Not So Irrational”, The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2016.

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