Originally Posted by Piobaire
I really have no idea how he was elected except maybe some sort of 'burb/city core schism type thing I often see happen and I think all of GTA merged in the not too distant past.
Didn't follow much but populist fuckups like him are usually elected that way:
-being "tough on crime" (especially during campaigns), often giving this an ethnic tint
-saying they're just like "you" (i.e. treating their constituents like the lowest common denominator, stereotypes of hamburger eating morons) and not like those ivory tower intellectuals librals vegetarians city dwelling faggot loving commies
-Hating taxes and civil servants and being all pro small-businesses, often against virtualized big businesses (finance and such)
Surfing on what are legitimate grievances with cultural and economical elites (too culturally permissive, self-serving while letting the middle-class pay the price of their failures, dislocating local communities etc) in other words, making a caricature of the Orwellian concept of basic decency of the common man.