Sunday, June 28, 2020
My own view is that this is obviously central to Trump’s sudden, deep decline in the polls. A president who cannot act to prevent a fatal epidemic, who cannot keep a consistent message, and who has shown himself at times to be completely bonkers in his responses is one way this man’s utter unfitness for office has been proved even in the eyes of those more sympathetic to him — older white people. It’s their shift to Biden that has been dispositive in moving the fundamentals of our politics. Now that the epidemic is intensifying in those states where Republicans predominate (with the exception of California), those soft-Trump voters could move some more. Whatever their views on police brutality and racism in America, they are also, I suspect, unnerved by a president incapable of rising to the occasion, unable to unite or calm, able only to inflame and disgust. There’s a real chance that if this continues, Trump slips into post-Katrina Bush territory — and that we have a landslide.
This is why Pence should be the nominee or Governor Noem. How about a Pence-Noem ticket? Seriously, folks, all they have to do is beat Biden.