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Question: Do you think the 2020 election would've been a Clinton-Trump rematch?
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Pres Mike
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« on: October 13, 2022, 05:41:41 PM »

I used to think not, but it's worth considering that Trump's movement has been one of the heartiest and most enduring in the party in decades, and that was before he even won the election. Events during her presidency would probably strengthen his appeal: COVID (no, the butterfly effect isn't some magic wand that can wave away the evolution of a virus halfway across the world because someone else is in the White House), deteriorating relations with China, societal upheaval (technological and outsourcing-based un(der)employment, climate change, sexual harassment, migration surges, police brutality, and the reinforcement of echo chambers by social media can't be handwaved away either), and the economic disruption inherent to those things. I also used to think he wouldn't want to run again after losing, but all signs point to a Trump run in our 2024.

However, someone else might have a shot at taking Trump's place by 2020, probably either DeSantis or Josh Hawley.
Neither DeSantis nor Josh Hawley are going to run in 2020, both being first elected in 2018.

Even Obama needed four years as a senator before running for President

I expect the Republican nominee, if not Trump, would be Cruz. He is runner up and would probably copy a lot of Trump's populist rethoic
Pres Mike
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2022, 06:43:44 PM »

She would have had approval ratings on the 20s and 30s throughout her term as she would have still been despised by the Bernie crowd.
She could have built bridges with Bernie or Busters by doing the things Biden has been doing and vetoing “neoliberal” legislation.
Biden had a Democratic house and senate.

At most, Democrats win the senate. Hillary appoints some judges and fills the hole in the Supreme Court. Maybe RBG and Breyer retire.

Come 2018, Republicans win anywhere from 53-57 seats. And thats assuming it was 50-50 going in.
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