If you think that I have lost my mind:
1. I think that this meme is spot on.
2. I certainly will NOT vote for him…for ANY office, much less POTUS. I value technical competence and deportment. IMHO, he has neither.
But Trump’s approval rating seems to be in the mid 40’s (45.1 by Real Clear, 42.4 by Fivethirtyeight) and if Trump can maintain a mid 40’s to high 40’s, he can win reelection.
Why? Easy: not everyone who disapproves of Trump will vote for the D; someone can disapprove of Trump but disapprove of the Democrat even more.
And here is how I see it:
1. Money Republicans: they get their tax cuts and judges who will deregulate businesses. Yes, some get left behind but in their eyes, as long as there is opportunity for the worthy to excel, they are fine. They really do not care about those who make poor life choices (e. g. have more kids that they can afford to raise, etc.).
2. Cultural Republicans: many of them do not care for the smug, sanctimonious liberals who appear to be “triggered” by EVERYTHING. (ok, I don’t like some of them either). So Trump is a massive thumb in their eye. The “woke” liberals scream “you can’t say X” and Trump, well, “says X” and their heads explode. Many Trump supporters just LOVE this.
So, the above …that Trump talks Christianity but doesn’t practice it..that Trump touts his business success but really doesn’t have that much of it…that Trump says he is smart but offers little evidence….none of that matters to Republicans. Fact checking Trump doesn’t move the needle at all. He is all about attitude for the masses and tax cuts/judges for the financially elite.
So barring a financial crash or national emergency where he gets in over his head…we will not be able to flip many Trump voters. This election is going to be a tough one and if we nominate someone who is uninspiring or unpopular, heaven help us.