The Bob Dole syndrome – again…

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"For most of Trump's supporters, there is not one ounce of worry about the Clown Car. Nada. Zip. Zero. Any worry has been replaced by entertainment. Let's face it - the Clown Car is fun to watch."

If I were a Democrat, I would be thinking back to 1996 right about now. That is when the Republicans really had Bill Clinton on the ropes (so we thought), and we were going to make Clinton a one term President. Sure, the economy was strong, but that blue dress! How this hick from Arkansas had sullied the once sacred Oval Office! All we need do is pick someone from our vast array of good candidates to run against Clinton, and he would be toast. Instead, we picked Bob Dole.
Now don't get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of Senator Dole. A genuine war hero, and a servant to these United States for decades. That being said, Bob Dole's time to be a viable Presidential candidate had come and gone. In other words, his ship had sailed. It was decided that Dole would be our candidate because it was "his turn". Big mistake.
Turns out, we really did not have anyone ready to assume the position in 1996. Kind of like when we also had Obama on the ropes in 2012, and we chose Romney. Weak candidate for sure. By picking Dole in 1996 and Romney in 2012, we ceded the Presidency for another 8 years to two flawed Presidents.
This has got to be how the Democrats will be feeling in 2020. They know Donald Trump has done some very bad things - they just don't know what. Zero proof. So, in a year when they feel they can make this real estate guy from New York into a one hit wonder, along comes the Clown Car. And in that Clown Car, there is not one, not even close, candidate who can beat Donald Trump - warts and all.
However, someone has to be chosen. Out of the Clown Car, will come a clown to run against Donald Trump. That clown will be the 2020 version of Bob Dole to run against the President. Even if this recent slide in the market, portends a long anticipated recession, do I think the American people would NOT pick a clown over another 4 years of the President.
Here is the main reason why Donald Trump's base has stayed so loyal. Donald Trump is not afraid of work. He is not afraid of challenges. He is not afraid to try something new, which has never been tried before. He is not afraid of the press. AND - he sure the heck is not cowed nor afraid of the Democrats. As much as the Democrats have tried to de-throne this President since November of 2016 - they have not laid a glove on him.
For most of Trump's supporters, there is not one ounce of worry about the Clown Car. Nada. Zip. Zero. Any worry has been replaced by entertainment. Let's face it - the Clown Car is fun to watch. What the Democrats should be focusing on is grooming some adult to run in 2024. 2020, is a lost cause for them.