Here we go again. The tone and tenor goes against Trump but he still grows his support.
So much of what I’m reading and hearing are facile arguments and smug attitudes that continue to denigrate Trump supporters without engaging with their real concerns. AFAIK, this is the main reason he slipped through to became President the first time.
Is there a widely popular alternative candidate from either side of the house?
While many economic indicators are positive for Biden, measures of voter attitudes, such as consumer confidence, are generally more negative.
Dubious legal methods to impede him, such as removing him from ballots before he is convicted of insurrection, only strengthens his position.
I think Nikki Haley could be a possible contender (and certainly better for America) if Trump and co would just get out of the way. But of course, he's so selfish and self-centred he would never do that. De Santis is just a hyped-up Trump wannabe who appeals to a portion of the base, but not the entire electorate.
Bear in mind that a lot of Trump supporters have been spoon-fed nothing but a diet of his lies (think "this is a witch hunt", "the election was stolen", "everyone is out to get me", etc etc) for years that they're totally accustomed to it now. As far as I can tell, their concerns mostly consist of "beating the libs", "Trump is a victim, we can't have that" and...uh...maybe you can help me out here? It's also important to remember that his endless attitude of victimhood/settling scores and the nonsense he spews forth turns off almost all Democrats and a sizeable portion of Independents - two groups Trump hasn't even tried to reach out to. All he cares about is his base and to hell with everyone else.
On the Democratic side I like Gavin Newsom but he's categorically said he won't run against Biden in 2024.
Also: https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/trumps-claims-liz-cheney-collapse-embarrassing-fashion-rcna132028 >> LOL nice try, tryhard.
Coincidentally I'm reading her book at the moment. Very interesting reading indeed.