Although it’s early to start thinking about the president’s chances at reelection, the variables are many. Chaos in the Democratic Party, challengers from inside the GOP and economic surprises could be ahead.
Doctors said the blood disorder sepsis would stop a woman’s heart, so they sent her to hospice last Thanksgiving to die. But her daughter didn’t believe the diagnosis and her doubt saved her mother’s life.
The first female speaker, who will turn 79 in March, is facing a growing chorus of demands for change from younger members, the very ones her prodigious fundraising and pugnacious politics helped elect.
The self-described non-politician wasted no motion or words reaching out to the unconvinced. Elections are about divisions, not unity. Trump’s strategy provides a template for his approach to re-election.
Now that the U.S. presidency no longer occupies any moral high ground, the hopes of foreign individuals for equality, democracy and independence don’t look to the American president for hope. They now look directly to the American people.
Instead of passively sticking to campaign fundraising, as many presidents do in such times when their name is on no ballot, Trump has gone all in to preserve even a slim GOP hold on both houses of Congress.
Some leaders claim that not just the new business model but news itself is broken. Fixed. Fake. And those who dispense it are enemies of the people. It’s up to all of us all to prove that truth matters.