There are still plenty of votes to count, but even at this distance, there is no doubt who was the biggest loser in these US midterm elections – Donald J. Trump.
be happy! American democracy and Western freedom are a little safer than they used to be. The great Republican Party, which has produced outstanding politicians and women at its best, is one step closer to its salvation and rebuilding, and is beginning to escape Trump’s gravitational pull.
The relief isn’t just confined to America’s Democratic supporters, but to his party’s underground resistance movement, and the whole world that still needs America to become a shining city on a hill.Trump candidates were often flawed, ill-qualified, and largely failed at critical times. It’s a disaster averted.
Even if Trump announces his intention to run in the next few days, he is likely to lose in 2024 and may withdraw for health reasons or other pretexts before then. During that time, he probably established himself as a “Kingmaker” thanks to the base and raised some extra money to pay his legal bills. target.
So much for the “red wave” that Trump expected so much to get credit for. The public mood was clearly against the candidates Trump endorses, and equally evidently against the Republican figures, sometimes rivals, whom Trump mocked and insulted.
If Trump is the biggest loser, then Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is America’s biggest winner. Trump defied the old Ronald Reagan adage that conservatives shouldn’t speak ill of conservatives by denigrating “Ron DeSanctimonias” at a rally.
Still, DeSantis went home and strengthened his party’s hold on the Latinx vote, capitalizing on the predicament of the Biden administration while staying away from Trump. Much the same can be said for Brian Kemp, another (subtly) anti-Trump Republican who has managed to come to power on .
But in this critical swing state, virtually hand-picked Trump Senate candidate Herschel Walker has been unable to beat Democrat Raphael Warnock. Similarly, TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz has not fared well from supporting Trump, especially against lukewarm support from his media and his patron, Oprah Winfrey.
While Republicans have made impressive achievements such as Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Karlie Lake’s denial of Trump’s election for Arizona gubernatorial, the lessons of the 2024 presidential election are more telling. Clear. Joe Biden lost to… Donald Trump (remember, he lost to Sleepy Joe in 2020).
Figures like Joe Biden’s successor, the charismatic Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro (who saw off extremist Trumpites), would be a stronger foe for Republicans. But at this rate, a Biden-Trump rematch, a bleak prospect anyway, would end in defeat and Trump’s refusal to vote again (some of the secretaries of state who refused the election said he unless you modify the result for .
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Even with inflation rising for the first time in 40 years and a recession imminent, Biden outperformed Bill Clinton in 1994 and Barack Obama in 2010 relatively better in those first midterm elections. I was. In that sense, it was a victory for Biden.
In a free and fair election, Trump is clearly undermining the Republican Party. His actions during his tenure culminated in the January 6 uprising, which terrorized Americans worried about the future of our precious and fragile democracy.
The abortion issue has also prompted many voters, especially women, to vote against Trump-backed extremists. After all, his appointment tipped the balance of the Supreme Court, Law vs Wade can you cover it up? Trump’s Conservative nomination to the Supreme Court has enabled a denial of civil liberties, and many who otherwise might not have voted Republican, or would have been unwilling to vote at all. made people angry.
As such, Trump must take responsibility for such an unlikely series of outcomes. His time has passed. Republicans, America, and the world no longer need Donald Trump.