A new theory has arisen as to why the Democrats want to arrest Trump, other than toxic Trump Derangement Syndrome, and it’s not that they want to prevent him getting the 2024 GOP nomination or lure his supporters into protesting so they can spark a riot and brand MAGA grannies as violent insurrectionists (although it’s likely quite a few do dream of that.)
This latest theory is that they know an arrest for Trump will galvanize his base and assure they rally around him so that he WILL win the nomination, and then he’ll be much easier for Biden to beat than someone like DeSantis, who is younger and has similar policies to Trump but without all the negative baggage and set-in-stone opposition.
I don’t know, I think that’s giving them credit for being better long-range thinkers than they are (see “defunding the police.”) But it does bring up a question Republicans need to ask themselves: If Trump gets the nomination, can he win the 2024 general election? Remember, it’s an electoral college victory that will come down to a handful of swing states that did not go our way (for whatever reason) in 2020.
Scott Morefield at Townhall.com has a thought-provoking column on this subject, arguing that like some of the candidates he backed in 2022, Trump can win the GOP primaries but not the general elections in swing states. He backs up his case with numbers and asks for comments from those who have a reasonable counter argument.
I’d urge you to read this with an open mind and consider this question carefully. The future of America – possibly even its survival – may be riding on it.
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