Let’s talk 2020 presidential election realpolitik in a nonpartisan, non-ideological way, meaning no endorsements stated or implied.
1—President Trump is very good at being who he is, whether you or I like that fact, like him, or not.
2—If President Trump is breathing, he’s going to run again in 2020.
3—If Democrats want to win the White House, they must choose wisely, meaning Democrat candidates, or most certainly the Democrat nominee,
--Must be as good at being who he/she is as President Trump,
--Must have uber-thick skin,
--Must have off-the-charts communication skills, and
--Must have an actual set of new, worthy, better-future ideas that can be shared in 3-4 sound bites.
4—Candidates Must not try to out-Trump Trump, emulating his style, nor should they simply run as the Anti-Trump.
5—Same goes for any Republican considering challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination.
If you doubt this, ask what happened to the other 16 good, decent, prepared Republican candidates who ran in 2016.
Again, this is not an homage to President Trump. It’s realpolitik. Sentimentality, hubris, unwarranted optimism, “experience” no matter how impressive, are not enough.
If another Republican or Democrat is going to win election in 2020 he/she Must be someone authentically different from and more compelling than President Trump.
Rex M. Rogers – All Rights Reserved, 2019
*This blog may be reproduced in whole or in part with a full attributionstatement. Contact me or read more commentary on current issues and events atwww.rexmrogers.com/, or connect with me at www.linkedin.com/in/rexmrogers.