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“Some Democrats” cynically worry the Corona Virus will “help” President Trump win re-election

by | Mar 19, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

I know politics ain’t beanbag, to borrow from the famous 19th century political cartoonish Finley Peter Dunne. It’s rough and tumble, never more so than during a presidential election year.

That having been said, this headline from yesterday’s POLITICO, smacked me right upside the head: “Why some Democrats worry the coronavirus could help Trump win reelection” [www.politico.com/news/2020/03/18/coronavirus-campaign-primary-135107].

Yikes. I guess I was naïve enough to think maybe, just maybe, battling a pandemic might be beyond politics! 

Why might this help President Trump? For several reasons, according to POLITICO’s David Siders.

To understand the point being made, you have to remember that POLITICO is just another media mouthpiece for the Democrat Party, which desperately wants Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to drop out. They want the field cleared for his fellow pro-abortionist, former vice president Joe Biden, leading (they hope) to as much unity as possible in a badly fractured party. 

But with the Corona virus playing havoc with primary election schedule, “some Democrats” worry “the presidential campaign is suspended in time,” writes Siders. “Rallies are off. Campaign workers, like many other people, are sheltering in place. On Tuesday, Maryland became the fifth state to postpone its election, and more states are expected to follow.”

Then the hammer: “The postponements have left an unexpected opening for Sanders to soldier on, even as his prospects fade. The pandemic, which first sapped the primary of life, is now extending it.”

While Sanders has talked about “assessing” his campaign in light of Biden’s clear sweep of three state primaries on Tuesday, Siders argues, “Sanders himself has given no indication he is eyeing the exits. …The Democratic National Committee’s framework calls for another debate [in late April], offering Sanders another platform if he sticks around. Sanders’ supporters have learned from this primary more than others that a race can change dramatically in two weeks.” (Emphasis mine.)

The other consideration that Democrats fear is that Trump may continue to exhibit the same kind of presidential leadership in fighting the Corona virus that President George W. Bush demonstrated did following 9/11. 

As President Trump tweeted yesterday afternoon:

I want all Americans to understand: we are at war with an invisible enemy, but that enemy is no match for the spirit and resolve of the American people…

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