For at least a year, columnists, pundits, and prognosticators have been predicting that Trump will be gone any minute now. They have been bombarding us with phrases like “the wheels are coming off ”, “the twilight of the Trump presidency”, “impeachable offense”, but nothing happens.
Fact: He’s still here, even though every single one of his predecessors would have already resigned by now. But times are different. Really different. Congress is controlled by Republicans led by Mitch McConnell, and will stick by Trump, no matter what he does. And it’s difficult, as history shows, to impeach a president.
My prediction: Trump will finish out his term but will not be reelected. There is one caviat, however: If the Democrats choose a neoliberal establishment candidate, for example, Joe Biden, all bets are off. His subservience to Wall Street will sink his ship just as sure as HRC`s speaking fees from Goldman Sachs sank her candidacy 4 years ago. The same goes for most of the other Democratic hopefuls.
The DNC is still run by the same neoliberal establishment that has performed so dismally over the last 40 years. They will stop at nothing to keep their gravy train uninterrupted. Thus they must ensure that an establishment candidate becomes the Democratic nominee.
The fight between the progressives and the DNC will be nasty. I should be stocking up on popcorn to watch the show, but I don’t think I‘ll have the appetite.