With just over five months to go Donald Trump still faces the same electoral problem he did when I last wrote about this – he needs to get an additional 6% of the vote to have a really good chance of of being reelected. To date everything he has done to try and win over that block of voters doesn’t appears to have worked and every day the bad news for Trump is growing. This doesn’t mean he can’t win (as an aside I still think he is favourite to win because he has the power of the Presidency to dictate the agenda although as each day passes this power seem to be waning and it won’t be too long before it will become a burden rather than an advantage) it just means he is running a very unconventional campaign which sounds somewhat familiar. Should he loose we can expect a shit storm the likes of which few of us will have experienced. However, come what may at 12:00 hrs on the 20th January 2021 he will no longer be President of the United States no matter how hard he might scream about a rigged election.
The more I see and hear Joe Biden I can see why he is the opponent the Trump team did not want to face. For a start, and I am aware this can be spun as being anti Trump, he looks like a President of the United States of America. It doesn’t matter that when he opens his mouth he stumbles he just has to stand there because, when compared to the incomprehensible and dubious nonsense that comes out of the current Commander in Chief, he is a soaring orator. That in a nutshell is the problem with for Trump – none of his usual attacks stick:
- ‘Sleepy Joe’ – from a President who seems to spend more time either watching Fox News or on the golf course than trying run the country;
- Dodgy business relationships – I’m really not sure reopening the Ukraine saga is going to work too well for Trump;
- Suggestions of sexual misconduct – well the President paid a porn star $130 thousand dollars to keep their liaison out of the press and this, of course, is just the tip of a very dubious set of relations;
- Biden is anti law and order – Biden’s voting record as a senator would suggest otherwise and the behaviour of Trump’s Attorney General at the moment leaves a lot of questions to be asked about political interference in the whole ‘law and order’ process;
- Biden is soft on China – I think Biden has to say nothing but rather replay the interviews of John Bolton about how Trump tried to get the President of China to help him get reelected.
(I could go on but I think I have made my point)
Biden is the worst opponent for Trump in his quest for the 6%. This doesn’t mean that Biden could screw things up, but as things stands today, it is going to take something monumental for him to do that. However, if a week is a long time in politics then 5 months is an eternity so anything is possible. One thing is for sure Donald J. Trump is doing things the hard way.