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I'm no yuge fan of Trump on a personal level, and I didn't vote for him (voted Libertarian for the first time on a presidential ticket), but not all of his policies are terrible; only a minority are. That said, I really think the only person that would likely beat Trump in 2020 is Biden, because he appeals to the same particular subset of voters as Trump did in 2016. However, Biden will never get there because the fringe left will character assassinate him prior to the primaries. He's a dead man walking, and the early shots were fired before he even announced. He has a bullseye squarely on his back, and it wasn't placed there from anyone in the Republican party.
If you are a Trump fan, the balance of the field sans Biden would probably leave you licking your chops. They are all so far left (or they will end up there by necessity) that they essentially make all prior Democratic presidents look centrist or even perhaps a hair conservative. It's crazy! I mean Trump is not a traditional conservative - some of his policies are very big government and interventionist - but by and large he sits on the ideological historical right policy-wise (meaning you exclude the tweet behavior and his prior personal life). The Dem candidates on the other hand, outside of Biden, will eventually be so far left that they will alienate huge swaths of the Democratic base - much like the prior cycle did with rural and working class dems that switched and voted R.
If Vegas took money on presidential races (they probably do), then Trump is a fairly reasonable bet at this point, no matter what generic ballots or popularity polls say.
There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
- Ernest Hemingway
This is correct. Bernie is Trump's only competition. Harris is the 2nd place choice. Biden is 93 yrs. old and senile. That being said, if any Democrat were to beat Trump, I would hope it was Biden. I'm sure most Republicans would agree with me. The rest of the field are bat **** crazy.
As someone who considers himself squarely a Trump "voter" and not necessarily a Trump "fan" (I presume there's a difference?), it's not hard to envision Biden doing the exact same thing that the Witch did in '16. That would be insulting 1/3 (at least) of the population because they agreed with a lot of the current President's policies.
For some reason his (the President) opponents then, and obviously now, can't leave the identity politics strategy alone. I thought it was reckless and irresponsible the way Democrats presented themselves at the convention in the summer of '16, with all the non-stop blathering about phobias and hate, and I still do. Talk about dividing the Country! While they were patting each other on the back Trump was releasing a list of judges he would nominate if elected. What more need be said? Now here comes that old pervert talking about what?... The President is a white nationalist!
That's a group of people that wanna' hear about nothing, and nothing but, policies geared towards economic stability. Clear-headed common sense folk who ain't got time to listen to some career politician talking about who uses whose bathroom at Target, and if you disagree you're a nationalist. Easy pickin's.