Unlike those who feel this is the most important mid-term election of our lifetime, I don’t think this midterm is that much more important than any other election. And I feel that way for the same reason most say this is so important:
I have come to understand his political strategies through a sales/marketing filter. We all know that Trump spent most of his life as a master salesman/marketer/negotiator. If you look at the possible results of this election as a marketer, all you see is opportunity,
Let’s start with what we know. The Rs will probably keep the Senate, expanding their lead. BUT, even if Election Day is a complete disaster for the Rs, the Ds will not have anything close to a supermajority.
That alone means ...
And as long as Trump can’t be removed, Trump will win regardless of the Congress. Here’s how:
If this happens, the Rs in the House and Senate will be far more Trumpian than they have been. Between the House and Senate we are losing 40+ never-Trumpers.
In this scenario, Trump spends the next 2 years
This completely disrupts the Trump agenda, right? Wrong. Did the Rs taking Congress completely stop Obama’s last six years? Of course not. Obama still had a pen and a phone.
Will judges in lower courts do whatever they can to stop each of Trump’s executive orders?
Now, you might say “but executive orders are only temporary,” I say the same thing Obama said: they’re not temporary if you expect to have Congress/the White House beyond your term.
It’s easy to #resist when you’re not in charge of anything.
And that plays right into Trump’s hands.
Because most voters are repulsed by constant accusations and investigations.
Whichever their ultimate choice, Trump wins.
Unemployment ticks up? It’s the Dem Congress’s fault.
Issues at the border? It’s the Dem Congress’s fault.
Crime problem? It’s the Dem Congress’s fault.
No matter how it plays out, Trump wins.
So feel free to sleep well over the next two nights. It’s all going to be good.