Trump’s personal problems are myriad. He is as polarizing a figure as Democrats
could have ever hoped to have in office if they were forced to run against an
incumbent president. He’s petulant,
thin-skinned, and unfocused to boot.
Elected Republicans are largely uncomfortable associating too much with
him, even while they try to walk the tight rope of defending his
“policies.” Many staunch conservatives
who hold moral character as a non-negotiable in determining their vote, refuse
to support him.
He’s the dream opponent for the Democrats. They managed to lose to him in 2016 by doing
the unthinkable: nominate the only person in the country who was more
polarizing, less likable, and more untrustworthy than him. But in 2020?
In 2020 all they have to do is just not be crazy.
And. They. Just. Can’t. Do. It.
If Trump has any hope, it’s to have his potential opponents
going on record suggesting that defending the right of pre-born babies to not
be tortured to death in the womb is “not acceptable” in America; maybe even go
so far as to compare the defense of preborn life with being a racist. You know, nutty stuff. Nutty stuff like Democrat presidential
candidate Kristen Gillibrand actually just said:
“I think there’s [sic] some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable,” she said.
“Imagine saying that it’s okay to appoint a judge who’s racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America — I don’t think that those are political issues any more,” Ms. Gillibrand said.
If Trump has any hope, it’s to have elected Democrat
Congressmen voicing deranged and offensive rubbish from the floor of the House
of Representatives. Rubbish like Democrat
representative Norma Torres just said:
Speaking on the House floor, the California Democrat said, “Mr. Speaker, it is tiring to hear from so many sex-starved males on this floor talk about a woman’s right to choose.”
Torres was immediately called on her remark and withdrew it,
restating her complaint. What should be
the easiest case in the world for Democrats to make – “we are more civil and
dignified than Trump” – is totally undermined by this type of thing.
If Trump had any hope, it’s to have his constant harping on
the bias of the “Fake News media” be justified by mainstream news outlets
demonstrating flagrant favoritism and distortion. Distortion like The Hill just unleashed, as
documented by the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto:
I’m convinced Trump’s only hope in 2020 is the same as it
was in 2016: that his opponents manage to implode, making a procession of
missteps and unforced errors that make Trump the safer, more reasonable, more
honest option. Somehow, someway, the
Democrats appear committed to doing that.