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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

(3/23/2016 01:33:00 PM) - Al

A couple thoughts about the election.

1. Those that continue to say Trump cannot win...denial ain't just a river. How long can you keep this up? He was a joke last summer, you insisted. Sanders is a socialist. The only reason he's in it is because of how hated Clinton is.

2. The threat of a 3rd party run by someone continues to be bandied about, and many conservatives have already said they will not support Trump, instead voting for some dude on the ballot that they know can't win.

The irony? Trump seems far more likely to win a 3 way race than a normal one. Let's look back at 1992: Bill Clinton won with 43% of the 54% voted (that's 23% of the public). 19% voted for Perot, and 1% for a 4th person. No one else is discussing that little nugget of fact yet, because they're reactionary and not looking at the big picture. Can Trump get 43% in a 3 way? Yep. And he doesn't need that, because we still have the electoral college, which is there to, wait for it, keep a candidate like Trump out. If Trump wins with a mirror of Clinton's votes, we know they will call for a complete revamping, because if we've learned nothing else, the left believes in what's best for the left...their beliefs ain't even close to skin deep.

3. The number of stories about delegate counts is just blather. If Trump get 47%, 48%, whatever, the only way for him to not win is for the GOP to force it onto someone else. And you know what? That alone might win Trump the presidency. Think how furious many would be. His supporters would go ballistic. Many unsure or on the fence would see that and think, "they're trying to keep him out...that's why I want him." 

4. This could be the return to the days of PT politicians...of the days when a business owner, be it a farmer, electrician, printer, whatever, would lead for 2-8 years and then return home. As I have pointed out, we no longer need to have them meet in DC or Madison, all that can be done online. That is also conducive for a gentleman (or gentlewoman) politician. 

5. Finally, and I'm repeating myself, but when Romney was the nominee (and McCain to a point too, though Palin added so much excitement and appeal, it was minimized) we all yearned for an exciting, funny, and not dull person. We yearned to expand the party, bring back those Reagan Dems. Now, many yearn for Mitt Romney. What the hell? Romney is a good man, but simply did not inspire enough folks to shut off The Price Is Right and go door to door, make phone calls, and vote. Yearning for Romney is like yearning for an old girlfriend who cheated on you...move on.

6. Finally part 2...if the goal is to expand the party, having people say "I'm not going to vote for anyone who is not a Christian," or "Well, he's not staunchly pro life," well, his opponents will not be either. Quit your pouting, and quit picking up your toys to go home. Sometimes, it's pizza and steak for lunch, other days, it might be stuffed peppers or chili with beans (even though, chili, by definition, does not have beans, damn it). Make the best of it.

3/23/2016 01:33:00 PM

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