Skip to comments.Could Washington's centrist dream help Trump win a second term?
Posted on 10/04/2017 9:19:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The history of the 2016 presidential election is still very much in its draft stage, but there is at least one line -- from New York Sen. Chuck Schumer -- that is sure to feature in the final accounting.
During a live interview hours before Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in Philadelphia, he was asked if Donald Trump's blunt appeal to white working class voters could turn the Midwest red. Schumer, the unwavering optimist, offered allies this soothing equation:
"For every blue-collar Democrat we will lose in western P-A, we will pick up two or three moderate Republicans in the suburbs of Philadelphia," he reasoned, "and you can repeat that in Ohio and Illinois and Wisconsin. The voters who are most out there figuring out what to do are not the blue-collar Democrats. They are the college-educated Republicans, who lean Republican, or independent and in the suburbs."
It is a remarkable riff, and not only for the sheer tonnage of faulty assumptions the now-minority leader manages to pack into such a tidy space. Schumer clearly possesses an abiding belief in the power of the political center -- that there is no populist swell the establishment cannot divert, manage and make to find its level.
This particular hubris is not his alone. In 2016, most Democrats (Republicans too), the Clinton campaign and the pundit class seemed to be working off a similar analysis. All but a few lonely observers missed out on the uprising that would deliver -- if only just -- Trump to the White House a few months later.....
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The strong economy will propel Trump to his second term.
As will construction of a comprehension border wall and the implementation of strict immigration laws.
Hillary running again should help some,too.
I prefer to simplify...no trans-this or that...no Rs, D’s, Etc.
Americans and AINOs only.
This ain’t Heaven! That leaves....
Never Forget To Laugh.
Make mine an IPA!
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