Carl_R

RCP has an excellent article on the election, that is exactly in agreement with my thinking. Trump should have won, but he did it to himself. A couple of quotes:
"deft handling of a major crisis could have turned his terrible numbers around. Trump could have wiped the slate clean, shelved the insults, worked cooperatively with all governors, elevated experts and consistently encouraged mask-wearing so the nation could safely open up as soon as possible. The only things that prevented him from such responsible crisis management are his own character and his own abilities."
"He also could have used the tragic killing of George Floyd to change public perception of his handling of race issues. After all, Trump did enact criminal justice reform, and was eager at his convention to show off the people of color he pardoned. Instead, he continued to fan the flames of racial division. "

A crisis is an opportunity for a politician to gain large quantities of support by being a leader and a uniter. Trump had two crisis, and rather than being a uniter, was a divider on both.

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Eddie_T
Eddie_T

QED.

njbr
njbr

A scorpion, which cannot swim, asks a frog to carry it across a river on the frog's back. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion argues that if it did that, they would both drown. The frog considers this argument sensible and agrees to transport the scorpion. Midway across the river, the scorpion stings the frog anyway, dooming them both. The dying frog asks the scorpion why it stung despite knowing the consequence, to which the scorpion replies: "I couldn't help it. It's in my nature."

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

The author is assuming that tRump is a smart and responsible person, which is of course not true. So many people are still delusional about tRump.

LewisM
LewisM

Trump didn't seriously run to be president - he ran to promote his brand. He's a malignant narcissist. He never tried to be presidential.


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