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I think that is a pretty accurate assessment. A simple set of comparative figures out there should be compelling to anyone wanting to actually elect a Republican president. In a real vote, not a poll, DeSantis won the state of Florida by nearly 20% - a state Trump won by 3%.Agreed. Trump is the newest version and spearhead of the GOP establishment. Lets get that out of the way first.
There is what is right and just, then there is reality.
The right or just POV: Trump did amazing things for the economy, the country, and pretty much everyone from the white collar elite to the common working (blue collar) man. He was/is an absolute buffoon of a human. If he could learn to keep his mouth shut he would have gotten reelected.
The realistic POV: Trump stands 0% change of winning against even Biden, if he gets the nomination. Is it right and fair? Nope. But lots of things are not fair. The GOP are guilty of the same "idealistic" nonsense the dems are. Prop up a candidate because he fits the bill but has 0% chance of being elected.
Follow this one:
Biden has a double digit re-election margin in polling, right now, over Trump in 2024. Like 30%.
Trump has a double digit lead over DeSantis, right now, in the GOP primary polls.
DeSantis has a margin, albeit slim, over Biden in the popular vote for 2024.
What does that tell you, as of now? Trump is unelectable against a guy who literally is a walking vegetable. DeSantis really has a chance. Guy is actually pulling votes from moderate dems and those right leaning. But we won't support him? Why? Because we have to support someone who was unjustly criminally charged because it's "the right thing to do?"
If that doesn't highlight the idiocy that is the GOP party in 2023 I don't know what does. Its maddeningly frustrating that people on the right are willing to just throw a vote out the window and end up in another 4 years of misery because "Trump 2024!!!!!"
Dole? McCain? Romney? I mean c'mon. We keep doing this over and over and over.
I will absolutely not vote for Trump in the primary. Right now it looks like 99% DeSantis for me. If Trump gets the nomination I will without a doubt vote for him. I would never vote Dem because I absolutely don't support pedophiles, "delusionists", and communists.
EDIT - Here you go. This is just painful to watch.
President Biden would handily defeat former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Electoral College — but lose to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.nypost.com