What some of us have said all along.
“But if you just want the short version, consider all the reasons we’ve heard to vote against Trump. For the most part, they’re rooted in emotion and wholly subjective interpretation. The visceral revulsion Trump inspires in the average right-thinking liberal comes first; only later does this revulsion get shaped into the semblance of an argument.”
Who is the intended recipient for that message?
Trump needs the support of suburban women and independent centrists in swing states to win the general election…those people do not watch Tucker Carlson. He is correct about the emotional bias surrounding Trump, though.
So, let’s put emotion to the side, and look at Trump from as dispassionate a place as we can, okay?
Jan6 is a real problem for Trump with people who value the rule of law over party...that gives Trump a decided disadvantage with independent moderates, especially those who value democracy and responsible governance. This isn’t an emotional response, it is an entirely reasonable and rational position to take in light of Trump’s actions surrounding the 2020 election.
RvW is a problem for Trump...and not just from democrats and independent women...Trump took freedom away from women in deeply red states far more than he did in blue or purple states, and the backlash against it shows no sign of slowing. It is perfectly reasonable and rational to vote against the person who was responsible for taking away your freedoms.
Trump has shown no ability to control the bureaucracy because he surrounds himself with incompetent yes-men instead of people who carry influence in their areas of government and the private sector. This is a factual observation, not an emotional reaction.
Trump Already has the nomination wrapped up…his problem is attracting moderates and women. He isn‘t going to attract them in the general by insulting them during the primary…remember Hillary and her “deplorables”? That was supposed to appeal to her base, but it ended up motivating voters away from her.
Moderates didn’t want to vote for her then, and they dont want to vote for Trump now.
How does Trump overcome this in the general?