Minority Rule

| October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

One thing the media coverage of the election seems to miss is the actual strategy that Trump and the republicans are trying to execute. There is literally no way Trump can get a majority of the popular vote. He has never – NEVER – had majority support in the country. In not one poll has he exceeded 50% favorability. The only way he can remain president is to – again – lose the popular vote and win in the electoral college.

What will that do to the country if he/they succeed? I think the country will erupt. The tragic part of this is that he doesn’t care. The Republicans don’t care. And, more troubling, the people voting for Trump don’t care. Power is everything.

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of George W. Bush in 2000, Al Gore conceded quickly, for the good of the country. Some thought he should fight on, but he refused. Even Richard Nixon, in 1960 conceded, even though he believed the election was stolen in Illinois. His decision may have been more practical than high-minded. But can you imagine Trump conceding? Irrespective of what it might do to the country.

Unless there are some definitive signs on election night that he’s going to lose, we’re in for a rough road. A lot of people will be tested. Far too many have failed the test thus far. We can only hope there is SOME line that they won’t cross.

I’m nervous.

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