As a woman in Iowa told us: “It’s like the CEO of the company I work for. I don’t care if you’re the nicest guy in the world. I care that I’m going to have a job from day to day.”
The President’s strategy of making a resumption of normal government depend on funding for his wall doesn’t appear to be working.
The 2020 race, then, looks wide open and depends on two things outside the President’s direct control.
From Democratic control of the House to the Mueller investigation, Trump faces a challenging 2019.
Plays can be a useful pressure valve, and help expose their audiences to other points of view.
The older Bush was a man of free markets, small government, global engagement…and good manners.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
It was an election that had something for everyone. And one that therefore leaves the future uncertain.
Plus: Crouch’s revenge. Islam’s departure. Brexit, May’s prospective deal and Labour’s internal agonies. And: Trumpety-Trump as the President claims victory.
The President is a cut-price Andrew Jackson, a touchy, uneducated, intuitive patriot ready at a moment’s provocation to get into a fight.
The Republicans made gains in the Senate, the Democrats won back the House – but that’s not enough to give them the stranglehold on Trump that they wanted.
Despite his dominance of the national scene, Trump was hardly a consideration for most of our participants when it came to deciding how to vote this week.
The Governor of Ohio won over four million votes in the battle to become the Republican nominee for President two years ago. Will he run again?
Trump is mostly a factor for his strongest supporters and opponents.