Jan. 19, 2020

365 More Days To Go, Hopefully?

One year from today will either be Donald Trump’s last full day in office, or it will be the day before his swearing in ceremony for his second and final term. Since January 20, 2017 The Trump Presidency has been the most controversial administration in modern times. Has there ever been a period of more political contention in the Executive Office? I mean Clinton has his troubles with the Whitewater Investigation and the stained blue dress but even though Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives. Clinton still was accepted to be presidential by a vast majority of the American population. George Bush started a war in search of nonexistent weapons of mass destruction but he was considered presidential by the majority of the American population. Hell, even Richard Nixon was never as vile as Donald Trump has been. Nixon had the infamous enemies list but Nixon still was considered presidential. I mean looking back in history I can see only one President who was as hated as Donald Trump, Andrew Johnson and he was only 1 Senate vote short of actually being convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors after being impeached by Congress. As Donald Trump begins either his last 365 days in office or just is at the beginning of another 4 years. One has to wonder how in the name of the Constitution can this man even be considered electable in November 2020. The two words that make his election possible is the Electoral College. Trump will face a trial in the Senate for the Articles of Impeachment passed by Pelosi’s Congress but McConnell’s Senate will find him innocent. Then the election fun will be in full effect as Trump will lose the popular vote by a substantial number but still be a viable candidate because of the Electoral College. Because the key battleground states can and will be won with a simple majority of voters. Thus Trump can lose big in the Democratic stronghold states but still carry a re-election by winning the all the southern states and holding on to those critical battleground states he won in 2016. Is this fair,is this possible, yes. Will it probably happen? Most likely. How will this outcome be changed? Well, hopefully the democrats will nominate a candidate who can be competitive in those battleground states. That’s what this election will end up a few states because America is as split a nation now as it was in 1865 when the last truly terrible president was in office. Andrew Johnson was never elected and it is my fervent hope that Donald Trump will only have one bite of the apple. I don’t believe our nation can stand another four years of Donald Trump. So, battleground states it’s up to your voters the majority of Americans have already decided that the current resident in White House only has 365 more days to go.