Monday, November 14, 2022

Will Trump Be President Again?

‘Twas not too long ago- in truth, it was last week-- that President Trump was bragging about the staunch support he had been receiving from his fellow Republicans. 70% wanted him to be their candidate in the 2024 presidential election. DeSantis and Pence were also-rans, hardly registering on the polling meter.

What a difference a few days make. Like a momentum stock that has persuaded us that it will never go down, Trump’s polling numbers have been declining precipitously. One should be especially skeptical about trends that have been doing so well for so long that they cannot do otherwise.

Trump’s fellow Republicans are now more inclined to see him as a loser, as someone who drags the party down. It’s the personality, of course. The more Trump’s personality occupies column inches the more the mainstream media can caricature him. The more they do so, the less they discuss his achievements. 

Senior members of his party are now turning against him. The New York Times reported:

On Sunday morning, it was clear that many Republicans saw their performance as evidence that former President Donald J. Trump was a political liability. Among other examples, Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana denied in interviews on the morning talk shows that Mr. Trump, by far the most prominent and powerful figure in the Republican Party, was the party’s leader.

Of course, Trump has not been taking it lying down. He has been showering his fellow Republicans with insults and invective. The thing about being a party leader has escaped him completely. 

The New York Post explains via Maggie's Farm)

Former President Donald Trump teared into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell again Sunday — declaring it was the Kentucky congressman’s “fault” for the GOP setback in the Senate….

“It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault. Spending money to defeat great Republican candidates instead of backing Blake Masters and others was a big mistake. Giving 4 Trillion Dollars to the Radical Left for the Green New Deal, not Infrastructure, was an even bigger mistake,” Trump seethed on his on his Truth Social platform.

“He blew the Midterms, and everyone despises him and his otherwise lovely wife, Coco Chow!,” the former commander-in-chief added about McConnel’s wife, Elaine Chao, who served as Transportation Secretary in the Trump administration.

This has nothing to do with consequential leadership.

And now, if we follow all things Trump we know that the former president is going to make a great announcement tomorrow. Like the consummate showman that he is, he will supposedly announce his candidacy for the presidency in 2024.

As projects go, it’s ill timed and ill conceived. It will surely influence the upcoming Georgia senate election. Similarly, Trump’s ranting about Georgia Republicans in 2021 was surely instrumental in handing Democrats two senate seats.

In a better world Trump’s announcement will have nothing to do with the upcoming presidential election. But, that would be the irony of ironies-- and Trump does not do irony.

If it becomes yet another rant, announcing that he was robbed in 2020, but that he is going to take back what is rightfully his, most people will shrug. Grand drama makes for great entertainment; it is unworthy of a constitutional republic. It basically guarantees that Trump will not be the president again. 


Anonymous said...

The Republican "party" must be against him. The two parties cooperate to loot the treasury. Every spending bill has a 100 hidden looting sprees that benefit Democrats and Republicans in office. Most bills include some gift to big business such as cheap legal and illegal labor. Soon you will all be serfs to the government and the replacement voters are coming in by the millions for the free stuff. Trump rallied the Tea Party remnants into a huge voting block. THAT is the target not Trump. They must be broken up and dispirited just like the Tea Party was. And who did that back in 2008? Many of the same Republicans who are now telling you they must dump Trump to elect a president. Maybe you will get Pence! Whoop! Whoop! Won't that be fun. They are coming for you, for your wealth and your rights, Trump was just in the way. Maybe Pence will save us all. LOL!

Bizzy Brain said...

It doesn't matter whether Trump or DeSantis gets the nomination because there will never be another Republican President until the ballot issue gets resolved. The system of mass ballot mail-out and distribution is corrupt and Republican leadership is not eager to clean up the mess, and are content for now to come in second until the MAGA Populists are eliminated from power, just as Anonymous mentioned was done to the Tea Party.