Check out President Cornered Rat here, decidedly NOT projecting confidence:
“Losing is never easy” — Trump pic.twitter.com/dIMnp1IJuF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2020
I hope and believe there’s a wave of voter revulsion heading Trump’s way that isn’t fully captured in the polling data (but is hinted at in turnout). Maybe Joe Biden is the ipecac that will cause America to vomit up the poison of Trumpism, providing an opportunity for the patient to begin the long road to recovery (prognosis contingent upon many additional medical interventions).
I’m hoping for the electoral equivalent of projectile vomiting, an expectoration of such great force that it blows away Collins, Ernst, Perdue, Loeffler and maybe even Graham, Daines and/or Cornyn while the spineless Rubio types scuttle, cockroach-like, under the nearest fridge to plot their next move.
It’s still possible the election might turn out to be a less dramatic affair. It could be a more discreet and dainty horking up of Trump himself with all but the most vulnerable of his Republican enablers left in D.C. to figure out how to reconcile the Republican base demand for Trumpian demagoguery with the GOP congresspeople’s own precious plutocratic legislative agenda.
That outcome would be a vexing conundrum for elected Republicans, as the “Quiet Parts Out Loud” era gives way to an “Inside Voices, Please” age. More importantly, it would leave the patient’s ultimate prognosis in much greater doubt than scenario #1. That’s why I’m pulling for a national BLAARRRGGGHH!!! heard ‘round the world.
Looks like Florida and Texas are heading toward record turnout, and I think we’ll win at least one if not both of those states, either of which would be ballgame, but I’m optimistic today. According to CNN, at least seven states have exceeded 2016 turnout already. And people are still voting.
What are y’all seeing in your neck of the woods?