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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Now, This Is A Story About Trump Voters That Is Important

Trump has lost each debate.  He has been hammered by controversies of his own making.  His party is close to open civil war over his candidacy.  And now he is basically turning his back on some basic political norms.

The result could very well be a very depressed turnout among Republican voters.  All of his statements about a rigged election, every unforced error that upsets normal people...all of these make it less likely that people will vote.

The single greatest advantage Republicans have had is that their voters always show up.  Midterms, presidential elections...those old GOP voters will show up.

If Trump significantly depresses GOP voting, that is what puts the House in play.

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