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America’s Two Political Parties Are Asymmetrical

The Democrats are too ideologically and ethnically diverse to field a presidential candidate who resembles the man in the White House.
Source: Mike Blake / Reuters

Michael Avenatti was never going to be president. The Avenatti boomlet, which began in August, lasted for a little less than three months, until the attorney officially took himself out of the running on Tuesday, citing concerns about his family.

Avenatti made a name for himself representing the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, whom President Donald Trump paid during the closing months of the 2016 campaign to keep quiet about an alleged affair a few years earlier. Avenatti has a telegenic presence, and he satisfied a need among angry liberals for a champion who was as nasty to the president as the president is to, well, almost everyone.

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