In Defying the Odds, we discuss the 2016 campaign. The 2019 update includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms. The 2020 race, the subject of our next book, is well under way.
Coronavirus presents unprecedented challenges to public policy and the electoral process. It also shines a light on Trump's character.
In 1984, Reagan's reelection campaign took advantage of highly favorable economic conditions:
The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump conservatives, has its own version:
The Lincoln Project folks succeeded in getting under Trump's skin, triggering an angry middle-of the-night response that will vastly magnify the spot's impact.
....get even for all of their many failures. You see, these loser types don’t care about 252 new Federal Judges, 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more. I didn’t use any of them....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
....lost for Evan “McMuffin” McMullin (to me). Steve Schmidt & Reed Galvin lost for John McCain, Romney’s campaign manager (?) lost big to “O”, & Jennifer Horn got thrown out of the New Hampshire Republican Party. They’re all LOSERS, but Abe Lincoln, Republican, is all smiles!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020