The presidential election is still three months away and I never underestimate the skill Democrats have at grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory. It is the cost of their political cowardice.
But this morning’s polls all say the same thing.
Let me walk that back.
Polls don’t say anything. Like all numerical data, we must try and make meaning from the data.
American voters are rejecting Trumpism.
The conventional wisdom is that voters don’t begin paying attention to the November election until after Labor Day.
As so many have pointed out, this election can’t be looked at with conventional wisdom.
Trump is not conventional.
Bernie is not conventional.
People are paying attention now. And by every measure they don’t like what they see in Donald Trump.
His chauvinism. His hatred for immigrants. His debasement of women. His business acumen.
I say business acumen because how different is his con than what passes for everyday business practices? What has he done that Wall Street doesn’t do every day? What has he done that hasn’t made Bruce Rauner a multi-millionaire?
If we shine a light on it, people are repulsed.
So, this is good. Let Trump be Trump and watch his poll numbers continue to fall. And by no means should he quit the race. Run, Donald run!
Some Repugs are calling for an intervention to try and shut The Donald up. I would suggest the same for Hillary.
If Hillary Clinton thinks the rejection of Trumpism is a mandate for her brand of Democratic Party politics, she is badly mistaken.