Dang! I missed it!

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by nosborne48, Aug 24, 2023.

  1. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Especially a highly successful one.

    Besides his age--which is not an objective issue--what do Republicans have to run against? His son. That's the list. But both will be blunted somewhat by the time the election rolls around, and his opponent's age (and kids) will blunt it even further.

    But his age WILL matter because we're not a society that respects age and wisdom. So, many people will want to vote against him simply because he's old, not because of anything his age is doing to him. (Although his opponents like to make things up about it.)

    Even poor first-termers seldom see serious primary challenges. The last one was Ted Kennedy in 1980 vs Carter, but that really didn't do much except weaken an incumbent who was going to lose anyway.
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  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I think that Nikki has a much better chance of winning in the general election than either Trump or DeSantis. It would be nice, IMHO, if someone could beat Trump in the Republican nomination.
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Well, the betting is that if the GOP runs Trump, Biden will win in November. If the GOP doesn't run Trump the MAGA Base won't support whoever does get the nomination and Biden wins.
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    "Party over countty" has become "Person over party over country."

    And I thought I had to be worried when Pence said he was a "Christian, a conservative, and a Republican." Turns out he's willing to sell out all three for Trump.

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