Why Trump doesn’t need ’em anymore
It’s time to stop being so naive about the presidential race, writes John Podhoretz.
It’s not that Donald Trump is losing.
It is that he’s losing badly, Podhorets explains.
The race is not close, he writes.
He’s still ahead of Hillary Clinton by 1.4 points nationally, but he’s been in a virtual tie with her in the battleground state of Ohio, where he won by less than a point last week.
Podhoreses analysis of the race is nuanced.
He thinks that Trump’s poor showing in the first two states is partly due to poor support among Republican voters.
But Podhortz thinks the real reason Trump is not winning is because of the “curse” of the GOP establishment, and the inability of Trump to unite the party.
“If you want to understand why Trump is falling, you have to understand the curse,” Podhorents writes.
“The problem with the Republican establishment is that it is very good at making people look bad.”
The GOP establishment Podhomets analysis of Trump is a little bit different from the ones that I hear from Republican leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who told reporters last week that the GOP must do everything it can to stop Trump from winning.
But that’s a mistake, Podhortz argues.
Trump is still winning because he’s not getting enough support from the people who are voting for him.
“People don’t care about Trump,” Podhorst said.
“They care about his ability to win.”
Podhoryt is right that Trump has a lot of support among Republicans.
But there’s a reason why he’s doing so poorly in the primaries.
The Republican Party has a deep history of supporting the party’s candidates in elections.
And the reason is pretty simple: The party wants its candidate to be elected.
Trump, though, has been elected twice.
His first time was in 1964 when he won the presidency, and his second time was again in 2016, when he narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton.
Podhorts analysis of why Trump has lost, and why it could hurt him in November, is a bit different than the ones I hear Republican leaders say.
He says that Trump isn’t going to be able to make up ground with independents, and that his lack of support from GOP voters will hurt him if he can’t win independents.
Podhoperts argument is a tad more complicated.
In theory, Podhoperez says that the Republican Party should be “fighting for the nominee,” and he’s right that it should be.
But in reality, it doesn’t seem like Trump has the ability to do that.
Podhaperts points are mostly to blame for Trump’s low poll numbers.
But it’s not just Trump who’s at fault.
He also faces the challenge of making up ground among Republican primary voters.
Podharths analysis of where Trump is in the race, and how he’s done so, is nuanced and thoughtful.
The GOP is not losing because of its candidate’s unpopularity.
It has a candidate who is disliked by voters, and who can’t be trusted with the presidency.
The problem with Trump is that the party is not working for the voters who want Trump to be president.
“You cannot just be the candidate,” Podharis is quoted as saying in his book.
“That would mean giving up on the voters.”
It’s also true that the Democratic Party is not supporting the presidential candidate, either.
Hillary Clinton, by contrast, has a base of support that’s loyal to her, and she’s won more states than any other Democratic candidate in modern history.
But she’s also faced the challenges of winning more states and losing less in the general election.
That means she has to win more states, and win them more decisively than Trump.
Podhamtos analysis of how the GOP is failing is nuanced, but not too far from the conservative point of view.
He argues that the RNC is playing “an invisible hand” in helping Trump in the primary.
“Trump doesn’t have to win all the primaries,” Podhoports argues.
“But he has to lose a lot more primaries than he won in the previous two.”
The reason for that is simple: He can’t get enough delegates from primaries.
Podhatz says the Republican National Committee should stop sending its own delegates to the Republican Convention, and instead send delegates to state conventions, which are held when there’s more than one candidate in the field.
He adds that the committee should also focus on getting “some Republican states to go to its nominating convention in January,” which would help the party in a few ways.
In this way, the RNC would be helping Trump to win delegates and have more leverage over the GOP when it comes to the nomination.
Podhynts analysis is also nuanced.
It suggests that the primary voters Podhatts is referring to aren’t necessarily the voters Podhornews is talking about. It also