Memo to the Democrats — Be Careful What You Wish For
Author: Greg Valliere
August 10, 2022
VIRTUALLY ALL OF TRUMP’S POTENTIAL 2024 GOP CHALLENGERS have rushed to defend the ex-president. Stunned political insiders in Washington are in agreement — Trump’s supporters are so enraged and energized that he probably can clear the field in Republican primaries.
WHAT A GIFT from Attorney General Merrick Garland, who needs to explain — soon — just what the FBI was looking for. If there are national security implications, Garland has to say what they are.
TRUMP KNEW IMMEDIATELY what a gift he got. As a colleague points out, it was Trump who broke the story of the FBI raid — he wanted everyone to know, because Garland handed him a lifeline.
THE OPPOSING NARRATIVE: Just because Trump has huge support within the GOP doesn’t mean he’s the favorite to recapture the presidency in the general election, when centrist swing voters will be crucial. And there will be more revelations in upcoming trials. And the economy and inflation may look better; let’s see this morning’s CPI report.
BOTTOM LINE: For now, we’ll conclude that Trump is the clear favorite to win the GOP nomination. Garland has jump-started the Trump campaign, and the ex-president’s endorsed candidates did well in election results last night.
THIS ENORMOUSLY CONTROVERSIAL candidate is the probable nominee, not another conservative — Ron DeSantis — who could do better with moderates than Trump. But DeSantis and all the others may have to wait until 2028 to run.
HAVING TRUMP heading the ticket may be what Garland and the Democrats want, figuring that Trump would be easier to beat than DeSantis. If some Democrats think that, we’ll simply repeat the old adage — be careful what you wish for.
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