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My 2019 would be officially made if one of the Democratic candidates spent their whole primary campaign campaigning against Mike Pence on the assumption Trump will not be in office in November 2020

It would be the ultimate troll, as Trump has no idea what to do when 100% ignored
1/ Doing this would also free that candidate to answer any question about Trump or anything Trump has said about them with, "It's irrelevant"
2/ You wouldn't even have to make a big to-do about it, you'd just announce things like "this week we're going to show the American people how Mike Pence is wrong on immigration"
3/ Incidentally this is the sort of thing that actually seriously should happen, given that maybe twenty Democrats will be running and at least 1 or 2 of them need to find a way to distinguish themselves and you know what this is it

Start running against Pence right now somebody
4/ And look at it this way candidates if you start running against Mike Pence now and Trump indeed goes down politically and/or legally sometime during or before the 2020 primaries you get a massive credibility boost and are many many months ahead of your competitors rhetorically
5/ You also ensure Trump talks about you constantly because he'd be enraged at you

But his obsession with you which you'd never acknowledge or return in any way would simultaneously vault you into the first tier of Dem candidates and show you'd know how to beat him if you had to
6/ I'd also like to point out that when this was proven effective as it immediately would be multiple Democratic candidates would start doing it until the whole field just stopped acknowledging Trump's ongoing viability as a political entity

Trump would be an old irrelevent meme
7/ Trump today announced that he's basically going to stop being an actual president until the investigations into his conduct stop so this is basically Democratic candidates saying okay well until those investigations are over we are also going to act like you're not president
8/ Seriously let's just do the whole Democratic primary and maybe even the general without Trump being part of it

Just make it so much better for everyone and that's likely to be what happens anyway
9/ Frankly Trump's pissed off tweets demanding to be acknowledged would alone make this worth it
10/ Anyway this thread has been free metamodern political advice for any Democratic candidate who wants to run with it and in so doing show that they understand that the currency of the digital age is attention

PS/ I submit to you seriously that the first Dem candidate who says during a speech "I'm running for President of the United States because we absolutely cannot let Mike Pence be president" immediately vaults into the top tier of candidates because they show they get the internet
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