But states are what matters. And in some key state polls, Trump is trailing Clinton by traditional, GOP, Romneyesque margins.— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 20, 2016
So: After all the noise, drama, weeping, Trump could be headed for loss that looks not like party-ending calamity, but ordinary GOP defeat.— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 20, 2016
My position is that yet another “ordinary GOP defeat” against yet another, ordinary Democrat candidate will be a national party-ending calamity.
In 2008, John McCain (Media-AZ) went up against a weak opponent. A Republican who wanted to win the election would have hammered away at “Obama’s” genocidal racism, as evidenced by his over-20-year-long membership in a Black Liberation Theology church; and his support of black criminals, as evidenced by his support of state laws banning “racial profiling,” i.e.; and his Marxism. Instead, McCain, who had apparently decided that he wanted to go down in history as the first white man to lose the presidency to a “black,” not only did not contest the election, but he went out of his way to help “Obama,” by ordering surrogates to refrain from using TV spots aggressively attacking “Obama.” And in his one moment of good sense, when he chose Sarah Palin as his running mate, he was apparently influenced by party traitors like David Brooks, and either permitted, or ordered his aides to badmouth Palin. Thus did McCain grind manna from heaven into the ground.
In 2012, Mitt Romney (Invertebrate-MA) had not only Obama’s aggressive racism to use against him, but also his incompetent stewardship of the economy and the invisible recovery, including deceiving the taxpayers into letting him engage in trillions of dollars in deficit-spending, without being able to account for where the money had gone (e.g., the $787 billion-dollar stimulus package, which Obama claimed was for “shovel-ready” infrastructure jobs, which “Obama” had no intention of spending the money on). A candidate intent on winning would have constantly hammered away with questions like “Where’s the money? Show me the money!”
Instead, Romney apologized. When he made the perfectly true statement that the American legal system is based on Anglo-Saxon law, and New York Times black supremacist Charles Blow attacked him for saying so, instead of calling Blow a liar or a racist, Romney apologized! Likewise, when he pointed out at a fundraiser that 47% of the people in this country were sucking at the welfare teat, a film of the remark was leaked to the MSM, and his political enemies demanded he apologize, he did so.
Patriots did not want to vote for a spineless candidate, and so, millions of them stayed home for the second straight election.
Donald Trump has excited both the Republican base and Reagan Democrats more than any Republican since, well, Reagan. And he is up against an extremely unattractive opponent. If the most inspirational GOP standard-bearer in 32 years can’t beat Hillary Clinton, who can he beat? And who can the GOP beat?