Trump’s political future is dead as a dodo. Worse for him, the rich want to get rid of him for two reasons. They don’t like losing and he has been the useful idiot delivering big bucks to the wealthy and he can go now.
Dozens of Democratic candidates are competing who can defeat Trump. But Trump is political history. Only compared to Giuliani, he still looks slightly alive. Who’s good enough to take on the new power couple?
The strongest Republican ticket might be Pence with Haley. What are their winning points?
* In comparison to Trump, they (any ticket) look(s) great.
* Any opponent trashing Trump they will accuse of living in the past while they focus on the future.
* They are calm and confident. That comes across better than upset.
* They sound conservative which for many people in panic mode is easier to stomach than those who demand change and upheaval.
* They will project ‘reasonableness’ which seems more reassuring than candidates who (can be made to) sound like extremists.
All candidates will lose who would show any anger or indignation about any injustice or discuss any worry about any pending doom.
A Democratic candidate can only win when s/he is humble and reassuring — projecting: ‘You may be worried but I have it all under control; trust in me and I will take care of you, and all will be fine.’
The hyper-activism of Warren and Sanders is a nice proof that they’re not senile but cannot substitute for self-confidence and protectiveness.
O’Rourke and Booker are too angry, the rest is too nice and cute.
Many have a frame that looks too fragile next to Pence’s. That’s not their fault but you can’t be petite and win here. Many of them look babyish next to Pence. That’s nice when we need fresh ideas but not when you want to project calmness and stability. None of them has a booming voice. Their only hope is someone who can pass as super-macho. “Daddy will take care of everything.” (You don’t have to be a man to be a daddy.)
Reagan did it. Obama did it. Anyone with any amount of acting talent can learn this. The candidates have their work cut-out in front of them.