There was fear of a Trump presidency from Democrats and Republicans alike. Democrats feared him for his hate mongering and his xenophobia, Republicans feared having to defend him. All the while the Republican base had the candidate they had always dreamed of, someone who says out loud the things they say in private. That strategy is now broken, according to top Republicans such as Paul Ryan who in private have gone so far as to admit that this election will lead to a supermajority by Democrats.
Via OccupyDemocrats: During a political conference hosted by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who have donated billions to influence their anti-government agenda, Paul Ryan issued an ominous warning to the room of potential donors.
It’s a pretty simple warning, and one not difficult to understand. Depending upon what poll you’re looking at, Trump is at least 10 points down. With women, he’s down up to 23%. While the Republican base has the party they have always dreamed of, Independents are terrified.
“During a political conference hosted by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who have donated billions to influence their anti-government agenda, Paul Ryan issued an ominous warning to the room of potential donors” according to Glen Bolger a Republican pollster.
Republicans are getting the message, and have stopped showing up to events with him. They realize that his remarks amount to his digging his own grave, however they don’t want to jump in with him. The severity of this presidential race is unique in how much it may effect down-ticket (local) elections.
Via OccupyDem: On August 5 Donald Trump arrived in Iowa, but Congressman David Young (R-IA) was nowhere to be found. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) took the same avenue when Trump arrived in Wisconsin, choosing to not pay respect to the tanned man.