For months, the storyline among moderate and mainstream Republicans as well as the media across the nation is that Donald Trump is dangerous. If he ever were allowed to become the Republican Party nominee, let alone President of the United States, the country would be set on a dangerous course. He speaks firm and loud, unafraid to hurl barbs and take down his opponents with offensive language. His principles at times can be undefined and principles often questionable. The unpredictability of a possible Trump Administration leaves a number of people concerned about the future of America.
But Donald Trump is going to be President of the United States.
There are realistically a limited number of scenarios that can play out. To get it out of the way, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein won’t become President. Stein’s best hope of catching fire was gaining the support of Senator Bernie Sanders, but the Vermont Senator has since sold out to Associated Press-nominated candidate Hillary Clinton.
Gary Johnson may be gaining ground unlike most other third party candidates in history, but it won’t be enough to secure the White House. The best thing he can do now is lay the groundwork for the future. Getting on the presidential debate stage would be enormous for the Libertarian Party, which is already experiencing widespread attention from the media and everyday Americans.
This leaves the only viable attempt to defeat Trump as Hillary Clinton, and that’s just not going to happen.
The Democratic Party is in chaos, ironically, after Democrats mocked Republicans for their combative National Convention in Cleveland. The difference is Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus didn’t get busted for siding with any candidate against the others or acting in any other corrupt capacity. There was no major scandal involving leaked e-mails or huge disturbing revelations.
There was just a skirmish between the #NeverTrump crowd and the rest of the Republican Party that is coming together around Donald Trump. For a moment in time, it was ugly, but it has essentially resolved. Those who do not like Trump are leaving to look elsewhere, whether it be at Gary Johnson or someone else.
Did it hurt Trump?
After the exodus of the #NeverTrump crowd and the present chaos at the Democratic National Convention, Trump stands ahead of Clinton in recent presidential polls. The spike in polls is only likely to continue for the controversial businessman because of how the Democratic Party has been and is currently operating. All of the worst suspicions of Senator Sanders’ supporters have been confirmed and no matter what the Vermont Senator himself says, most of them won’t support Clinton.
The chaos is worse on the left and it’s going to cost Clinton. Johnson is polling at 9% in recent polls and Stein at 3%, while past polls have held Johnson ahead of Clinton with Independents. The fall of Hillary Clinton is in progress and it will enable the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Prepare for it, America. The Democrats are giving it away to Donald Trump.