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Old 5th December 2017, 05:38 AM   #321
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Old 6th December 2017, 04:09 PM   #322
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Originally Posted by hgc View Post
First of all, yes this topic needs its own thread. This is about the long-term trend in Donald Trump's position in this race relative to the competition for the GOP nomination.

The thread title is inspired by an event that Trump did yesterday in South Carolina where the room was not even half filled and the cable news networks gave scant live coverage. The purpose of this thread is to track Trump's progress in poll standings and speculate on his evolving chances of being the nominee.

I'm not saying that Trump is definitely not going to win this nomination. But if he's not going to win it, then we will see a slide somewhere, sometime. Has that slide started now? Trump is a creature of the obsessive coverage by the political and entertainment media, which is a milieu where he generally is the most capable exploiter of the features of the landscape. But when the media coverage starts to slacken, if for no other reason than that the entertainment gets stale, he's probably going to suffer in his popularity.

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Old 16th May 2018, 11:01 AM   #325
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Have we passed Peak Trump yet?
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Have we passed Peak Trump yet?
IMO no.

He will be President for another six and a half years and his legacy, in terms of the way in which the US electorate look at facts and lies and the trust (or otherwise) that they have in their representatives will pervade for decades.

If "Trumpism" becomes the new norm and the two major parties become mirrors of each other, disregarding basic facts, brazenly lying in the face of irrefutable proof and retreating to the support of their own echo-chambers then Peak Trump is years, decades even, away.

If the US electorate reject this kind of politics and instead returns to business as usual, where politicians have the common decency to at least look a little shifty when caught out in a lie, then Peak Trump will have occurred at some point during President Trump's second term.
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