On WaPo’s internet front page, Dione’s piece is titled 2020 Trump looks like a man who knows his show is about to be canceled. If you click the link, the title becomes Don’t let Trump’s distractions bury his record. In fact, the gravamen of the piece is to take issue with other pundits—including more than one of Dione’s own Washington Post colleagues—who have publicly fretted that Trump’s appeal to fear “may be working.”
If, right now, you are feeling a strong urge in your right arm to begin rending your garments, please take a look at what Dione has to say, and you may feel better.
As for me, I take comfort in the polls. I take a lot of comfort in knowing that there are more of us than there are of them.
But the polls are far from 100 percent reliable. And, while there are more of us than there are of them, we still have to show up and vote. I believe we will, but that belief comes down to a matter of faith, which, as we all know, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Rubin sagely advises, “Democrats will not win by cowering in fear that Trump will blame them for the violence he provoked. They win by making the case that Trump has made America more violent and increased racial tension for his own political benefit.”
Even in the age of Trump, it’s easier to sell a true argument than to sell a false argument. The position that Ms. Rubin espouses has the great virtue of being true.