Politico Editor Fantasizes About Trump Quitting the Race

Source: Rush Limbaugh - View Original Article
Published: Jul 30, 2020
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61% Conservative

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99% "He's been great for business, and Fox News' most loyal viewers are loyal to Trump."
96% "none of it's true."
93% "Because they, sadly, believe the mainstream media each and every day."
89% "But he's hung in there every day."
79% "And he might be able to maintain that kind of magic if he avoids losing."
70% " So you see, we're back to this."
69% "George Floyd died in a blue state at the hands of blue state leaders."
60% "They don't want him going anywhere."
50% "Race is over."
-52% "It's your party, Mr. Harris."
-60% "Now, wait."
-70% "In either case, an outright break with Trump is unlikely."
-71% "We want to tell you and our readers how bleak it is for Trump out there, how hopelessly lost, hopelessly forgotten Trump has become."
-80% "This is outrageous, these guys, what they're coming up with here to suggest that Trump's only hope is to pull an LBJ and to quit."
-90% "Why would they do this?"

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99% : He's been great for business, and Fox News' most loyal viewers are loyal to Trump.
96% : none of it's true.
93% : By tearing up the current script, he can leave the audience gasping, he can get back all of that mystique again by quitting, you see.
93% : Because they, sadly, believe the mainstream media each and every day.
92% : Well, anyway, the piece by John Harris today is all about how and why Donald Trump will quit and not seek reelection.
91% : Trump really doesn't care about making America great again.
91% : But Trump, you see, has canceled a partisan extravaganza. "
89% : So even though the writer admits it's never gonna happen, it's still fascinating to examine the reasons he might.
89% : But he's hung in there every day.
88% : It's contrary to everything that's appearing in the media, all these polling stories that show Biden up 10 and 12 and 13 or eight or nine, and especially the battleground states,
87% : But if he loses, all the magic will forever be gone.
87% : So you see, it's all falling apart on Trump.
87% : "In the case of McConnell, he knows that Trump's unpopularity is the primary factor that continued GOP control of the Senate is at best a toss-up.
86% : The network's leaders would presumably be wary of potentially sustaining permanent brand damage with corporate advertisers by joining Trump in a last-ditch campaign of racially charged cultural warfare.
86% : House, White House, Senate, everything going Democrat.
85% : Now, there's a piece today at The Politico written by one of the Politico founders, a guy named John Harris.
84% : They ran that story couple days ago.
84% : Somebody ran with it days early.
82% : Fox is concerned most about preserving its huge profitability.
81% : He used to be at the Washington Post years and years and years ago and then he left with his buddy Jim VandeHei when they formed and founded The Politico.
79% : But somebody in the campaign had told them.
79% : So this guy, as far as this guy's concerned, Trump's not actually president because he wants to be president, he's not president because he wants to Make America Great
79% : and there's a way he can do it.
79% : And he might be able to maintain that kind of magic if he avoids losing.
78% : "Among Donald Trump's problems in his long, hot and mostly housebound summer is that he has lost his once unparalleled gift for changing the story.
78% : So "what are the incentives of these enablers" like Fox News and the Mitch McConnells?
77% : "But even if one doesn't really think Trump will drop out of the race-as a proselytizer of the theory I acknowledge it is a stretch."
77% : Trump is all about disrupting.
77% : So Cocaine Mitch and the boys, they don't like Trump, either.
77% : He took big bites of everything in the first six months, and he was all alone.
76% : His reputation postpresidency will be destroyed.
76% : But if you talk Trump into quitting, why, you may be reviving the Republicans' chances in the Senate and in the House.
75% : Trump's presidency has been propelled by two great engines of enablement.
74% : Trump is all about being the focus of attention.
73% : Well, it's "a way of illuminating the bleakness of his situation with just over three months to go before the general election.
73% : But he can save it, you see, if he quits.
73% : Democrats, Minneapolis.
72% : In fact, Ralph Waldo Emerson 100 years ago wrote, "every hero becomes a bore at last."
72% : And that's all he'll be known for.
72% : So all Trump's got is Fox News.
71% : One of these, Fox News, has been robustly enthusiastic.
71% : The other enabler, personified by Mitch McConnell, is not enthusiastic but sullenly transactional.
70% : " So you see, we're back to this.
69% : It was in their library.
69% : George Floyd died in a blue state at the hands of blue state leaders.
67% : Trump is all about showbiz.
66% : The second question is how Trump conceives of the balance of his lifetime-and his historical reputation after that-if he were to lose to Joe Biden and join the ranks of defeated incumbents.
66% : They bought it.
65% : That's how it was assembled, put together, fact checked and all that.
64% : and he needs the cheers of the crowd.
64% : Trump is all about being the talk of the town.
64% : Democrats go out and find a federal judge in Hawaii to put a stay on the travel ban.
63% : Democrats do partisan extravaganzas every freaking day, not just at their convention.
63% : Remember that?
61% : The Politico is now an official arm of the Democrat Party.
61% : And, you know what?
60% : What we have here is a bunch of people on the Democrat side who try to tell us that they are brimming with confidence, that Biden is leading by 10, 12, eight, nine, whatever, all the battleground states, Charlie Cook Report, why, I've had to turn everything Democrat.
60% : They don't want him going anywhere.
59% : And he's lost the cheers of the crowd.
59% : Notice they suspiciously omit talk radio here from the support wing of the Trump administration.
59% : Well, not terribly.
59% : The fact is, they know it isn't gonna happen.
58% : Ain't gonna happen.
58% : I am not kidding you.
58% : He's trying to implement the reform and replace of Obamacare.
58% : And even now there are Republicans who I will guarantee they think Trump's gonna lose in November.
57% : Trump might actually think the best thing he could do is quit.
57% : Trump in recent days has scotched a planned rally and canceled plans for a massive partisan extravaganza at the Republican National Convention."
56% : As he looks to the fall, it is not opponents that he needs to keep in line.
56% : It is allies.
56% : He's trying to do everything.
56% : That's especially so if they perceive Trump is going to lose anyway."
56% : Not terribly.
55% : "The Trump-drops-out scenario hinges on the assumption that Trump is less concerned with wielding the levers of government than he is preserving his role as disrupter at large in American politics over the next decade.
55% : So Trump's all alone trying to get these things done.
55% : Believe me, folks, if they thought they had Donald Trump losing by 12 points in a landslide, they don't want him quitting.
54% : I mean, the embarrassment of losing to somebody with Alzheimer's, losing to somebody with dementia, that's not what Trump wants for his future.
53% : He still can stir outrage, but even among his supporters he no longer has much capacity to surprise.
53% : They want that happening.
52% : There may be something to that.
50% : Race is over.
49% : The travel ban.
48% : It's your party, Mr. Harris.
47% : RUSH: I'm not sharing this with you to frustrate you, folks.
47% : Democrats, Minnesota.
45% : And then this question: How plausible is all this?
44% : They believed the media like everybody else in that town believes the media.
44% : He's trying to get the wall built.
44% : What are the incentives of these supporters, "these enablers if, in late September or early October, Trump looks as beleaguered as he does in late July?
43% : McConnell and the business wing of the GOP don't much like Trump, but they do like the chance to push their agenda on judges and deregulation."
42% : They, of course, will reject that characterization, but they've already run the story that Plugs Biden's gonna pick Kamala Harris.
42% : The crowd doesn't cheer him anymore, the crowd doesn't get excited by him anymore and that's what Trump misses and that's what Trump needs to get back
42% : "Trump knows also that perceptions of power and success have an intimidating effect.
42% : That's all he can do, you know, support the Nazis and support the skinheads like he did in Charlottesville, and then go after the African-Americans, go after these people, and that's gonna really harm him 'cause Fox can't stay with him then, Fox would have to abandon him then.
42% : Earth to John Harris.
41% : That's how the story appeared.
41% : "No doubt Trump would savor the validation of winning a second term.
40% : I'm not gonna read the whole thing to you, but here are some of the pull quotes.
40% : Now, wait.
39% : That's what we really want to do.
39% : He and other Republicans already are trying to localize their races, not splitting with Trump but finding distance from him.
38% : It, nevertheless, "is worth examining the reasons he just might."
37% : He lost to somebody with dementia. "
35% : It is late but not too late to pull an LBJ.
34% : Again, he's not president because of policy, he's not president for any reason other than he is a performer
34% : I could tell you going back to the first year of Trump's term, 2017, the first six months the Republicans in the house would not cooperate with Trump on anything, including repealing and replacing Obamacare.
33% : So this guy has decided to write a piece on how he might actually do it.
33% : No, no, no.
33% : After saying masks weren't for him, and implying that they are for weak spirits, he finally began wearing one and urging others to do so."
30% : In either case, an outright break with Trump is unlikely.
29% : We want to tell you and our readers how bleak it is for Trump out there, how hopelessly lost, hopelessly forgotten Trump has become.
28% : Donald Trump had nothing to do with it.
27% : So the theory here is that Trump no way, no way will Trump run the risk of losing to some Looney Tune like Biden.
27% : Donald Trump's not running the riots in Seattle or Portland.
26% : Aren't all conventions partisan extravaganzas?
26% : The network's leaders would presumably be wary of sustaining permanent brand damage with advertisers if they join Trump in a last-ditch campaign of racially -- so the only thing Trump could do to save himself is to go after African-Americans.
24% : It had been written.
24% : He might actually quit.
24% : So Mr. Harris here admits this is all wishful thinking.
24% : Under the current trajectory, that looks less likely than not. ...
24% : And if he loses to somebody with Alzheimer's like Joe Biden, why, he'll never get over that.
24% : Trump gets no help from the Republicans.
23% : It's your party that killed George Floyd, not Donald Trump.
22% : They wouldn't.
21% : So, you see, in the opening paragraph, Trump's become boring, he's lost his hero status to his supporters, he's no longer a surprise, he doesn't even know how to cause chaos anymore.
20% : I think that the point here is once again the Democrats are not confident that they're gonna win this.
20% : "But here is a way Trump could demonstrate that an old master still knows how to tear up the script and leave the audience gasping.
20% : You know why?
20% : This is outrageous, these guys, what they're coming up with here to suggest that Trump's only hope is to pull an LBJ and to quit.
19% : And they think they might lose in November if they get too close to Trump.
18% : He doesn't care about getting even with the ChiComs, he doesn't care about any of that stuff.
17% : That would really be the best thing, if Trump would just quit.
17% : Trump, no, he would be better off, his postpresidential reputation will be far better, far, far stronger, far longer lasting if he quits, rather than loses to Plugs Biden.
16% : The Republican leadership at the time really believed that Trump had meddled, really colluded with the Russians.
16% : Because the bigger Trump loses, the bigger the Republican Party loses.
15% : So what we have here is wishful thinking.
14% : It wasn't supposed to run until August 1st, but they ran it.
14% : They thought Trump was toast.
14% : They didn't want to do anything to advance the Trump agenda 'cause they thought they would be punished.
13% : He has gone from saying the coronavirus pandemic would be quickly routed in the spring to acknowledging ... that the situation will probably 'get worse before it gets better.'
13% : So Fox News and their loyal audience are propping him up, but there are Republicans on Capitol Hill, they don't even really like Trump.
13% : If Trump is so destined for defeat, if Trump is so hopelessly lost and defeated already, why not keep him there and keep driving him even crazier so that he loses even bigger?
12% : It was just waiting for publication.
11% : If they're so confident, if they are so confident that Trump is gonna lose, if they're so confident that Biden is gonna win, why not do everything to keep Trump in the race?
10% : RUSH: I want to go back for just a couple of more pull quotes from the John Harris piece at Politico on why Trump might just throw it in, throw in the towel, just quit.
10% : So you got this whole column of all the reasons why Trump should quit, why he will quit, why it makes more sense to quit, and then, how plausible is all this?
10% : Why would they do this?
6% : So now we're we have a wishful thinking piece that Trump would just quit.
6% : He doesn't care about anything else.
5% : Meaning, he's becoming boring.
4% : If you just said somebody ain't gonna do something, then what's the point of coming up with reasons why they might?
4% : And that's a reason why Trump just might as well quit, because he wants to save his postpresidential reputation.
3% : The only way to save face is to quit.
3% : So there are a couple other reasons why Trump should quit.
3% : And we get pieces here on, in order to save his reputation, Trump should just quit.
2% : So now they're totally embarrassed, and they had to walk it back, and say, "Due to an error in blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, we stated that Kamala Harris would be the Biden VP.
2% : It's not Trump who dissolves or devolves into this racist garbage.
1% : They thought that Trump was going to be thrown out of office because they believe this Russia crap.
0% : Unfortunately, we were premature in this, and we've, uh, had to make a correction, blah, blah, blah, blah."
0% : Trump is becoming predictable, the worst thing that can happen to a hero.

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