With Biden's Exit, Republicans Need To Worry!
So, Joe Biden is out. Too bad. As I said recently, if he had come out swinging for the fences, Hilary would have been indicted. If Joe had done so, she would have lost enough support to have been defanged. The bureaucrats investigating her would have lost all fear of her. Echoing in my mind is the voice of Howard Cosell in Manila screaming, “Down goes Frasier! Down goes Frasier!” But in this case it would have been HRC dropping to the mat. It would have been exciting to see, and it would have been well deserved.
So Hillary is the future of the Democrat Party. I say that with complete confidence. O’Malley and Chaffee will soon drop from the race. At the moment, Sanders is enjoying his new-found notoriety but poses no real threat to Herself. If he does have the temerity to up the stakes and go after Hillary, he will suffer greatly. Clinton has reassembled most of the old gang of character assassins she and Bill used to destroy opponents in past elections. Bernie, who I like and vehemently disagree with, would be left broken, disgraced and disillusioned. It would be a sad sight indeed. But I don’t think that will happen because Sanders is nothing if not loyal to the left. He is following my admonishments against party fratricide as if he had read my book. So the most incompetent Secretary of State in modern memory, and the most corrupt first Lady since Imelda Marcos, is a shoe-in for the nomination of the Democratic Party.
Under normal circumstances, I’d have called that a good thing for Republicans, especially conservatives. As I wrote in 16 20 24, there are hundreds of hours of video with which the Republicans can thrash Hillary from now until next November. But in the course of that writing, “The Donald” entered the race. We are no longer looking at normal circumstances for the GOP.
It seems, as in the last two elections, huge numbers of voters are dying to suspend their incredulity and throw in with someone utterly out of his depth. That candidate may likely succeed in getting the nomination of the GOP, but as a result the party stands an excellent chance of once again snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
At the moment, Trump is in the thirties in some polls. He holds court with the media; they come to him. His appeal is pure bombast. The media see him as a circus clown. He is inarticulate and unfocused. While I don’t want to see him run the formulaic campaign that crushes the GOP message year after year, I think we have reason to worry about his performance one-on-one against BJ Bill’s wife. If he goes into the debates with no more evidentiary rhetoric than, “Believe me,” or, “...it will make your head spin.” He’s toast. If he can’t preface an answer with anything more than what great companies he’s built, Hillary will wipe the floor with him. And that press corps, so ingratiating and accommodating as they have been, will turn on him when he has the nomination. They will tear into him like a pack of coyotes. The millions of conservatives who stayed home in 2012 and ensured Obama’s second term will be demoralized and will stay home again.
If Trump doesn’t bring his A-game and start talking like an articulate adult, or if the other GOP candidates don’t use some of Trumps bombast and get themselves into more news cycles, we will lose in November 2016, and we will lose BIG!
Matt Jordan is the author of 16 20 24: A Path to consistent Conservative Victory and host of supercyrano.com.