I've been willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt this election cycle. Maybe he really has become more conservative in recent years. Maybe he really does see that the country is not only under-performing but is on the brink of not being able to recover to it's old glory (pardon the double entendre). But this scares me, and I'll tell you why.
The Republican presidential front-runner said he did not think Biden could have won the Democratic nomination, saying to thunderous cheers from the audience that he would much rather take on Hillary Clinton in the general election."Frankly, I really want to run against Hillary," Trump said. "That's the one we want to go against. You go against that record, you're just gonna win. We're gonna win."Trump added that Clinton had made "so many mistakes."
True, Clinton has been a disaster as a Secretary of State. Her record of accomplishments is actually extremely thin. She's really not so formidable. Except she is. Despite Benghazi, the Russian Reset, emailgate, and everything back to Whitewater, she's still leading most polls on the Democrat side and is faring well enough against Republicans. Why? Is she Teflon or bulletproof? Maybe but that's not my concern with respect to Trump's comments.
If he's serious about saving the country, wouldn't he want to go against someone not so formidable? Why wouldn't he want a slam dunk victory?
(1) He's clueless. Remember him trying to resurrect the Obama birth certificate issue after most of us had moved on to Obama's poor decisioning? He doesn't understand how difficult she will be to beat.
(2) He's displaying false bravado. But why? This is still far enough out that he can't possibly think the reverse psychology will scare Hillary voters into a Bernie Sanders vote instead.
(3) He delusional - he really thinks he's unbeatable. No comment needed on how problematic that is.
(4) This one scares me the most - he's a Democrat Manchurian candidate meant to implode when finally facing Hillary Clinton or if he fails to do so, carry out the Democrats' agenda anyway.
Of course there is the possibility he's right, but this time it seems less plausible than an actual Trump presidency - which makes a Trump presidency all that much less likely.