Two weeks after Trump cinched the nomination, he has topped Hilary in two polls: Fox News by 3 among 1,000 registered voters and Rasmussen by 5 among likely voters. And of course, all the political experts in Washington predicted this, just as they did his nomination.
From Real Clear Politics:
Democrats are increasingly bullish about their chances to take back the Senate, where Republicans now dominate 54-46, with Trump atop the Republican ticket. The challenges for Democrats in the lower chamber, however, where Republicans outnumber them 246 to 188, are much steeper. They hope a landslide win by Hillary Clinton, their likely presidential nominee, would lead to significant gains in the House, but plenty would have to break their way to have a legitimate shot at retaking the chamber.
Democrats have made their strategy clear: link every Republican to Trump at every opportunity. At a press conference Wednesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pointed out Trump’s controversial and offensive statements, comparing them to rhetoric from House Republicans, arguing they are inextricably linked regardless of whether individual members support their party nominee. Asked afterwards whether Democrats are in a position to regain their majority, Pelosi answered, “Of course.”Sigh. These morons never learn. Making the 2016 presidential nomination a referendum on Trump is just what he wants because that is how he wins.
And there was this from Stephen Hayes:
Conservatives looking for some bit of consolation in the prospect of a Donald Trump nomination have begun to suggest that Trump’s probable general-election defeat to Hillary Clinton, though a disappointment, might portend a new, invigorated conservatism — much like Barry Goldwater’s landslide defeat to Lyndon Johnson in 1964. If history doesn’t repeat itself, as the saying goes, perhaps it rhymes. And, indeed, Goldwater’s crushing defeat is surely the most fruitful loss in American political history. His campaign galvanized the conservative movement and wrested the Republican party from the grip of its eastern moderate faction, setting the stage for the ascendance of, among others, Ronald Reagan.Screw Goldwater.
The only thing Goldwater accomplished was tarring Republicans as racists because he ran on his opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That landmark law finally overturned the 1883 Supreme Court decision that struck down a Republican post-Civil War act.
The party abandoned Goldwater because Republican Senate Leader Everett Dirksen had worked so hard to get that law passed. Johnson needed 22 of the 33 Senate Republicans to break Bob Byrd's filibuster. Dirksen delivered 27. And then along came Goldwater to undercut that effort and alienate the very black voters Republicans helped.
What got Reagan was dogged determination and President Carter. That was four elections after Goldwater, but liberals are not the only revisionists in Washington.
Look, eight years ago Hillary Clinton was despised by enough Americans to cost her the nomination.
What has made her any more likable or even tolerable today? Benghazi? Her email server? Her crooked foundation? Scandal clouds Hillary like dust surrounded Pigpen in the Peanuts comic strip.
Get a clue. Buy a vowel.
But no. Do not expect these fools to learn a darned thing because they know everything. Remember how Wisconsin was the turning point of the nomination?
There was this from John Fund:
Last year, Stephanie Cegielski agreed to become communications director of a pro-Trump super PAC that was later shut down over allegations that it was illegally coordinating its activities with the campaign. Cegielski has since turned on Trump and this week wrote an impassioned article describing how Trump’s own staff intended for him only to place second in the primaries and have a major impact on the GOP race: “I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver’s seat, and nothing else matters.”Sure, take the word of a political consultant rather than look at Trump's career in which he wins or dies trying. He said all along that if he does not win the presidency, he has wasted $100 million.
Has he won it? Of course not. He will have to work his as of, and stay in good health to win the presidency.
But the last two polls show Trump can win the election -- and without the sneering snobs in the Never Trump crowd.