Note: This is part two of a multi-part article which looks into the rationale why we have come to the conclusion that the path for Donald Trump’s re-election is not just narrow or shrinking but it has already closed, despite belief to the contrary, despite hope in the Trump’s camp it might happen. Here, at the People Branch, we are fairly confident our analysis is right on point.
In 2016, Trump (and everyone else on the planet) didn’t expect him to win but he did. In 2020, Trump, his henchmen, his minions and everyone who supports him will move heaven and earth to help him win; he will not.
In our research, we found and discussed in six (6) bulleted points below why any hope of Trump’s re-election is just that: hope.
1.- You can only fool people for so long
Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, not on merit but because he managed to “fool” enough Republicans to vote for him. Notwithstanding the fact Mr. Trump was helped by his Kremlin connections (Wikileaks, other individuals and entities according to the Mueller Report) millions of unsuspected constituents fell for Trump’s lies that he is a great businessman, he is a successful businessman, he knows how to deal with China, he knows how to solve every problem on earth.
Despite polls which’ve showed Donald Trump has retained the same approval rating which gave him the presidency, it is highly unlikely all those polls will translate into favorable votes again. It is highly probable that a sizable chunk of those who continue to help him keep his approval rating do so to spite the left, to spite everyone who has expressed ill will towards Trump. When those individuals are once again faced with the prospect of sending that guy back to the Oval Office, many will not do so (so I hope). Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman philosopher in 63BC said “any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.” And even if one doubts those individuals are incapable of repentance, their personal experiences are enough to convince them otherwise.