This won't be what you are expecting. I am not like the others, and have never belonged.
It seems there us a legitimate effort (as much Kenneth Starr and his sodium stain in the 90's) to assure Trump loses his presidency.
You dont even have to like Trump to see that the outspoken "tell it like I see it" style that got him elected is being used to railroad him on nearly
every move he makes. Under a microscope not even Obama's attempted capitalist/socialism hybrid (free healthcare provided by the cutthroat HMO) was
CNN has a vendetta. Fact checking him to oblivion like they really resent their reporting called into question.
As much as Fox News swung 2016, AT&T's CNN/Verizon's Huffington Post/Amazon's Washington Post/Comcast's CNBC & MSNBC are swinging this one.
Then you have civil unrest perpetuated by most assuredly those not of the Fox News demographic. And I don't even watch the flippin' channel. The
polarizing is disconcerting.
If the non conservative media resents being called liberal they are not doing a tactful job of discrediting that claim, at all.
Beyond media, also against his reelection is seemingly every former still living President, and formal presidential nominee even of his own party,
most notably the ever-faithful Mitt Romney and cowboy G.W. Bush.
For Those wanting "4 MORE YEARS!" the cards certainly seem stacked against him with only, "That's what they said last time!" in response.
Real Clear Politics Poll Average.
States (electoral votes) [current RCP average]
Texas (38) [Trump +0.2]
Florida (29) [Biden +7.8]
Pennsylvania (20) [Biden +7.4]
Ohio (18) [Biden +1.5]
Georgia (16) [Trump +2.7]
North Carolina (15) [Biden +2]
Michigan (14) [Biden +8.4]
Virginia (13) [Biden +11]
Arizona (11) [Biden +4]
Minnesota (10) [Biden +11.4]
Wisconsin (10) [Biden +6.4]
Trump needs to focus on the States in bold print.
Let go everything in the NFC North. Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan may still follow Ohio, but are currently lost, especially Minnesota,
you're damn tootin'.
Though all those states are important, focus on the closer ones . It's harder to win Texas when The Bush Family publicly doesn't endorse you. Not
impossible, but a harder road.
Florida and Pennsylvania are huge, and in large part swung against him due to BLM protests.
Unfortunately, anything Trump does suddenly in support of BLM will be called PR pandering (like his change in stance on masks), and he will get no
He also didn't help his current situation by calling fickle college kids (that will believe something completely different in 2 years) terrorists.
Even rioters (which they are by definition) is replaced with "violent protesters".
Polarization only worked in 2016, when all he needed to do was tell the LGBTQ-22A gender reassignment revolution to sod off. The "liberal takeover"
antidote position won the support of folks who delighted in seeing the left leaning millenials become dumbfounded on their very first election.
That card is not in play this time.
This election walks eggshells of the mindless social justice warrior sensitivities.
The First responders that were cheered for every night at 8PM all through April and into May, in an 8 minute blink of an eye, were turned to villains.
Anger spread like the very virus that had sensitivities already unnerved.
To win re-election Trump must navigate a minefield seeking to demonize vitriolic people. Preconvict them for the crime of saying things that incite
Freedom of speech isn't being taken away but selectively capitalized upon to demonize everything that doesn't sing kumbaya to the pitch of the current
McCarthyism never ended. Blacklists for being communist, and the silly scapegoating therein morphed over the years, changing form until it became
saying anything that [insert liberal image caption] would be offended by.
Unfortuneately, Trump is on that current blacklist.
Even if there was a major event for him to redeem himself with he would have to tread a fine line, so again, with his nature it is improbable.
His Twitter feed paints the picture of someone wearing their emotions on their sleeve. And like an emotional kid in high school it will be picked
apart for exposing too much about his ego and frailties.
Too win he will have to nullify the ability of his detractors to use his own words against him. On pretty much anything he says. Perhaps cut the
Twitter feed? Would that prevent this from being the election of spite it is?
Trump is a social sacrifice, regardless as to whether or not you agree with him, and even though I am for voting for Biden (for reasons of economy,
foreign policy, and isolationism), the opposition to Trump is sickening, and endemic of a society still programmed to scapegoat and purge like it's
the witch trials or inquisition.
Only the heretics we are burning this time are all the people that say mean or insensitive things.
And in this ultra-pacified culture of thin skinned "PC Babies" you can't have that anymore. Trump, as a leader of sorts, will be made a four year
example of socities continued tendency to continuously lose their minds at social memes and persecute accordingly.
And to speak to that social meme sculpting the current social climate, I am not sure what is worse, How George Floyd was killed or how it has been
deliberately provoked to destabilize the country that now spit on police like they are 22 year old Vietnam vets coming home to be called Baby Killers,
because the war was unpopular after all.
edit on 26-7-2020 by Degradation33 because: (no reason given)