Trump is an interesting opponent, in no small part because the press glugs down his watery bullshit the way someone lost in the desert would inhale an ice-cold beer. Just look at the KKK incident — as hard as every opponent is trying to pin that on old Donald, he’s probably going to get away with a too little, too late disavowal of David Duke. That’s not even a dog whistle, it’s like a racist-calling foghorn. Still, the media, by and large, will sweep it under the rug, because they and Trump are both beholden to the God of the click, and Trump makes it rain clicks, every single day.
The media love means that Trump has a unique opportunity to pivot to a kinder, gentler Donald as soon as he sews up the nomination. He’s already doing it by trotting out his wife and kids, and there’s no doubt that we’ll see him get his prostate examined at Planned Parenthood, forget that he ever called himself a Christian, and attend a gay wedding by the end of June. If I had to guess at his anti-Clinton strategy, I’ll bet that he skips the personal attacks and concentrates on Hillary being a bought-and-paid-for shill for the establishment.
Still, in her speech tonight, Hillary brought up one thing the New Trump™ can’t run away from: What kind of asshole do you need to be to think that America isn’t great? As she said tonight, “America never stopped being great.” We have our problems, like every other country, but anyone paying attention can see that we’re top turd on this rocky shitpile orbiting the Sun. And, if America isn’t great for some minority voters and immigrants, the reason is Donald Trump and the people like him.
So, while I don’t think a Trump candidacy is an automatic win for any Democrat, I’m pretty optimistic about our chances against this clown. Bring on the dancing horses.