Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0/Original
I hate to say that Democrats should have listened to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead of the “impeach the mother f***er” squad when it came to kicking Trump out of the White House, but…they should have listened to Pelosi. From the beginning she was trying to dismiss the idea of impeachment, presumably knowing it wouldn’t go anywhere, but Democrats pushed forward anyway.
This push for impeachment has now reduced the momentum of a Democratic party that was already having momentum problems to begin with. Mueller’s Russia investigation was such a flop that it actually made Trump look good and it only made the left and the media look like fools.
And with the left’s only chance to kick Trump out of the White House gone — because they sure as hell don’t have a chance in 2020 — they pushed the public too far on a slim chance. Now the public is over it.
According to a Rasmussen poll, U.S. voters aren’t just ditching the idea of impeachment, a majority still don’t believe he’ll lose 2020 either:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 11% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump will be impeached before serving his first full term in office. This finding has been trending down from a high of 29% when Rasmussen Reports first asked the question in late December 2017.
Little changed from early March are the 46% who say Trump is more likely to be reelected in 2020 and 33% who think his defeat by the Democratic presidential nominee is the more likely outcome next year.
Even if Democrats suddenly put all of their time and effort into supporting 2020 candidates, they’d have to begin generating momentum from a virtual stand-still. You’d essentially have to reintroduce the candidates who have released their platforms to almost no attention at all from the media.
Former VP Joe Biden rolled out his presidential platform and the media was so preoccupied with the Mueller investigations that no one even noticed. To be clear, Biden is Trump’s number one threat — and I’m using “threat” for lack of a better term — and the Democrats aren’t giving him the time of day.
Even if they do manage to get the hype machine for the 2020 candidates back up, it’s likely not going to be enough to really bring it to Trump. They know this, which is why they leaned so heavily on impeachment. If they had listened to Pelosi, they may not have stood a chance, but at least it would have been a better chance that may have opened them up for a miracle.