Saturday, October 07, 2017

Trump is on track to win reelection - The Washington Post

Trump is on track to win reelection - The Washington Post

"Since Trump’s inaugural address, his focus has been on maintaining his support among this loyal base rather than expanding it. As counterintuitive as it may seem, this could be a winning political strategy. If Trump isn’t removed from office and doesn’t lead the country into some form of global catastrophe, he could secure a second term simply by maintaining his current level of support with his political base."

As I look at the current political landscape, I see that the Democrats need to come up with a candidate who is scandal-free and will not alienate swing voters with any typical ultra-left wack-a-doodle stuff. There is no need to energize their base because the hard lefties will come out in force simply to vote against Trump. What the Dems need is a progressive who possesses traditional compassion for the downtrodden, but also seems like a sensible, pragmatic person that won't destroy the economy and whom we would trust with the defense of the country. From what I have seen so far, I really like this kid, although I'd have to learn more about his thoughts on foreign policy.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know. I'm a registered Republican but if this kid turns out to be a politician in his Grandfather's mold, I could be persuaded to vote Democrat. I usually vote for who I think will be the best person for the job, but I am so fed up with this GOP, I am ready to walk.

    They are IMPOTENT. They control the House, the Senate, the Presidency and have a majority on the Supreme Court and they have been unable to do anything of substance!

    It's like they're waiting for the mid-terms to see how they go before doing anything. I am ambivalent on Ryan. He seemed like he had it together but he has done nothing in his year plus in the top seat in the House.

    Whatever his reasoning, his inaction and lack of leadership is unacceptable. I think after the mid-terms, assuming the Republicans retain the house, they need to vote in a new Speaker. One who doesn't give a crap about how he (or she) is perceived, but who wants to get the job done.