[Ads-l] new(?) political metaphor

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Jan 25 13:30:59 UTC 2016

Google News gives 15 hits for "Trump lane" or "Trump's lane"

GOP candidates shouldn't try to outdo Donald Trump
Washington Post (blog)-Jul 1, 2015
"The lesson for other serious, mainstream contenders is this: Don't compete in Trump's lane."

http://fox6now.com/2015/09/02/scott-walker-in-danger-of-having-his-votes-sucked-up-by-other-candidates/Scott Walker: In danger of having his votes “sucked up” by other ...
fox6now.com-Sep 2, 2015
"The miscalculation that Walker may have made is getting in (Donald) Trump's lane to begin with," 

and the earliest without the 's:

Rising Rubio Hits Back, Calls Trump "Insecure"
RealClearPolitics-Sep 25, 2015
His exit leaves more room for candidates like Rubio, operating in the more establishment-oriented, non-Trump lane.

I don't know if the "lane" metaphor has been used for earlier Presidential nomination campaigns.

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