I’m mentally preparing myself for him to win again, likely losing the popular vote.
Regarding the economy, my aunt just told my dad she took a drive across Pennsylvania - it’s still nothing but Trump signs everywhere, even though these are the people he’s actively punishing with his tariffs and other policies. It’s a cult full of proud-to-be-ignorant racists.
The Democrats need to choose Bernie and start appealing to the people who didn’t vote with policies that help them, rather than to “moderate” white swing voters who don’t respond to reality or logic whatsoever. Every one of those that I know voted for Trump (or Gary Johnson, because they’re such independent thinkers!) even though Hillary was the definition of a moderate. The only shot we have is Bernie. Nobody is going to turn out to vote for Biden, and Trump will destroy him in the debates (not with facts of course, but Biden doesn’t seem prepared to be able to handle Trump’s method).
(And looking down the road, why on earth would a promise of returning to the time and conditions that led to Trump not lead to another Trump in 4 years? They absolutely cannot pick Biden.)
The anti-Bernie bias from MSNBC and CNN drives me insane. A lot of parents I know, including my mom sadly, who park themselves in front of those channels all day “just don’t like Bernie” even though he theoretically matches up with their values. They’ve “heard some bad things.” Everyone’s minds are being rotted.
Most importantly though it’s not going to be a fair fight with gerrymandering and voter suppression, which the Republicans have announced they’re going on the offensive with and nobody bats a fucking eye. I want to move to Canada so badly.