There is an interesting, even provocative article in the Washington Post in which Democratic party political strategist Doug Sosnik says that “More than half of Americans don’t think Donald Trump is fit to serve as president, yet he has a clear path to winning reelection. If Trump isn’t removed from office and doesn’t lead the country into some form of global catastrophe, he could secure a second term simply by maintaining his current level of support with his political base.“
The crux of Mr Sosnik’s thesis is that America is deeply divided and that President Trump doesn’t need to win the popular vote, in fact he points out that “two out of the last three presidents were elected despite losing the popular vote.” All he needs to win in 2020 is to hold on to his base and have a divided opposition.
Now, obviously, Mr Sosnik is pleading with Democrats to unite, early and massively behind a candidate who can win and, I suspect, he is hoping that there might be a hard right Republican who might steal some votes away from Mr Trump.
But, it, a full eight years of President Trump, might be a realistic prospect … if he’s not impeached.