WASHINGTON — The Republican National Convention was a resounding success because it achieved what its organizers set out to do: create a permission structure that allows millions of reluctant voters to cast their ballots for President Donald Trump.

A recent poll shows that more Americans approve of Trump’s economic policies than of Trump overall. These voters, of all colors, believe the president when he said Thursday night that before the pandemic he “built the strongest economy in the history of the world” and that given a second term he will “again build the greatest economy in history, quickly returning to full employment, soaring incomes and record prosperity.” They know it is in their economic self-interest to pull the lever for Trump.

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Cap'n Bumbleguts

Trump's short lived post-RNC bump is already gone. We the people will vote him out in November.


I sure hope you are right Cap'n I don't think I can stand four more years of Trump incompetence, chaos, lies, and corruption. It's really to bad our most important leader is not chosen by all the people but by a few thousand people in four states. We can't call ourselves a democracy.

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