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Notes from the Campaign: Trump's Unwinnable Ceiling

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | June 12, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | June 12, 2019 |


Before we get to the main event this morning, here are some Notes from the Campaign:

— Beto O’Rourke shared plans to roll back anti-LGBTQ+ policies implemented under the Trump Administration, including the ban on transgender military personnel.

— Kamala Harris says that if she were elected, her Department of Justice would pursue criminal charges against Donald Trump for obstruction of justice.

— Here’s a supercut of Donald Trump bragging about receiving love letters from authoritarian leaders.

I mention that because Mayor Pete suggested that, if he were elected, he would not exchange love letters with brutal dictators.

— In Iowa yesterday, Biden went after Trump, as expected, and Trump called Biden a “dummy,” and both talked about how each were obsessed with one another. It was something of a boring pissing match. I’ll give Biden this much, though, this actually was a Cool Joe moment:

— Bernie will give a speech today outlining his vision for Democratic Socialism, and basically, contrast his vision for a form of government that benefits all workers against Trump’s vision of Corporate socialism.

— In other news, again, national polls ultimately do not matter, because I suspect that Trump could lose badly in the popular vote and still win the electoral college, but this latest poll is nevertheless heartening at this point in the race.

Basically, they all beat Trump, although now Trump — who doesn’t want you to know about his devastating internal polling — is going in a new direction, claiming that the polls themselves are Fake News.

Thank goodness for social media, the last place anyone would ever find fake news.

In any respect, it looks like Trump has a 41 percent problem, which is to say: No matter who runs against him, Trump is never going to gain more than 41 percent of the vote. Twitter thought so, anyway, and they had a blast with Trump’s ceiling last night:

For God’s sake, Democrats: Please don’t find a way to screw this up.

In 1998, the Arkansas Razorbacks were playing the undefeated Tennesee Volunteers. They were up with less than two minutes to go, and they had the ball. All they had to do was hand it off a couple of times and run out the clock. THAT’S ALL THEY HAD TO DO. And then this happened:

Democrats: Don’t be the 1998 Razorbacks.