The congressional midterm elections are over a year away but people are already beginning to campaign. Right now President Trump and many Democrats seem more interested in blowing off steam than developing a successful campaign strategy. Does anyone want to win?
Instead of attacking Democrats, Trump is going after fellow Republicans. Senator Corker of Tennessee is his latest victim. Not only is he increasing the intra-party rift, his efforts could cost the Republicans seats. Senator Flake of Arizona is vulnerable. Trump is not only attacking him but is openly supporting his primary opponent, Kelli Ward. When John McCain announced his brain tumor, she not only urged him to resign but offered herself up as a replacement. She is advocating the conspiracy theory that there is a deliberate effort to poison us through chemicals in jet contrails. Sounds like the lady who wasn’t a witch and the guy who said a woman’s body “shuts down” during a rape.
Democrats could take the House but are in a world of hurt in the Senate. They hold twenty-five of the thirty-three seats in contention including ten seats in states in which Trump won. There is little evidence that they have done much to improve things since the debacle last November. Their platform is that Trump is evil and Republicans are racists. They have done little to mend fences with blue collar voters. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is about to return to the spotlight with a book that rehashes the election.
Trump and the Democrats do have one thing in common. They are both more interested in venting their feelings than winning elections.