Thursday, January 25, 2024

Trump Is A Far Weaker Candidate Than in 2016 and 2020

Thanks to Simon Rosenberg for his article.  

As I wake this morning I keep returning to this:

In 2022 we were told a red wave was coming - it didn’t.
In 2023 we were told a recession was coming - it didn’t
In 2024 we are being told Trump is a strong candidate - he won’t be

In my view Trump is far more degraded, extreme and dangerous than he was in 2020. His performance on the stump is far more erratic, wild, even comically so. He is making huge unforced political errors (coming out against the ACA, WTF?). And there are at least six things voters will come to learn about him that they didn’t know in 2020 that will push him further and further away from an electorate that has already rejected him and his politics in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023:

He is a rapist
He committed massive, decades long financial fraud
He led an insurrection against the US, tried to end American democracy
He stole America's secrets, lied to the FBI, shared them w/others and betrayed the country
He and his family have taken billions from foreign governments
He ended Roe 

Republicans are taking an extraordinary and unprecedented risk in nominating Trump. He’s the most unfit man to ever run for President, one twice Impeached, 91 times indicted, who has done all these things above, and who may be barred from running for leading an insurrection against the United States. No one who has run for President has had anything like this baggage before. At a strategy level backing him is an extraordinary and unprecedented risk.

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