In a good natured jab at Donald Trump, South Dakota Art Gallery has installed a Halloween window display of Donald Gump. As a satirical statement about ego, vanity, and judgement, the gallery is hoping people will get a chuckle about the “really smart person” who doesn’t seem to see the ridiculousness in his own mirror [South Dakota Art Gallery, Facebook post, 2015.10.26].
Effigize all you want: seven in ten Republicans and Republican leaners think Donald Trump is electable. Ben Carson and Jeb Bush both get six in ten to say the same. The only other current GOP candidate winning a majority’s vote of confidence is Marco Rubio (at 54%).
Let’s just hope the Republicans keep wrassling all through the primary. Then they can bring their roadshow to the Corn Palace for South Dakota’s June primary, as Barack Obama did in 2008. Perhaps the South Dakota Art Gallery can produce similar works for whichever candidates are left by spring and raffle them off to eager Republican visitors.
Update 16:26 CDT: Patsy Burkholder, owner and curator of South Dakota Art Gallery, created the Trump sculpture.