Unless someone else has already come up with it and I missed it.
Everyone is focusing on how angry the Trump supporters are. Try this: they're not angry, they are bored and impatient. Maybe low attention span. Because it's tribalism again. Big surprise, that Assistant Village Idiot is going to use tribalism as his go-to explanation, I know. But I actually haven't for quite a while. I'm trying it on and seeing if it fits.
I listen to Howie Carr sometimes, and he is not an unreasonable person, generally. He likes Trump this time around, which surprised me. His comments tonight: I don't want someone who's a member of the club. Ted Cruz is on double-secret probation but he's still a member of the club. I want someone who gonna kick ass and take names.
The Trump commenters on conservative sites say much the same. They like Trump because he will shake things up. They go off into "explanations" that they supported the Republicans but things are still the same - then the "list of things that are still the same" comes out. But Trump won't put up with any of that, oh, no.
If that's all it takes, then the prisons are full of guys who will kick ass, take names, and shake things up. So... that can't be the whole story. Pointing out that Trump is not all that conservative doesn't seem to help, nor do examples of things that conservatives really dislike, nor objectionable stuff he's said and done.
The underlying idea is I'm willing to roll the dice on this guy. That's not so much an angry person as a bored and impatient one. That is also the attitude of a person who thinks "Hell, things can't get much worse." Because things can obviously get much worse. Nor does there seem to be much discussion of whether things would already be worse if we hadn't started electing more conservatives starting in 2010. Trying to analyze what, exactly couldn't get any worse, I remembered that in the competition among American tribes, everyone believes they are victimised and one-down.
The feeling is We deserve to be dominant, but Obama is still president, and the elected GOP still caves on everything and people still laugh at us. We want someone to go forth and Do Battle. Trump is willing to Do Battle, and you other bastards wouldn't. It will be fun to watch him fight those liberals and give 'em what for. Roll the dice. Spin the wheel. Take bets and make popcorn. Hehehe!
I disagree. I could actually make a high-school five-point essay in favor of him. (The trick is to leave some things out.) Yet his supporters don't seem to be making those arguments, they are making other claims, usually suffused with what they imagine he is going to do.