Op-Ed: No one really has any clue about what’s going to happen in the midterms
There’s no denying that the midterms could be anything. After all, they are a referendum on the Trump presidency. On the left, it could be about the economy and free trade. On the right, it could be about immigration and the government’s role in society. Many predict it will go the same way as the presidential election last year. They predict that Trump will win and Republicans will get crushed in one vote at the polls.
But that’s wrong. There is no way Republicans are going to get wiped off the map this year. And in fact, by making the case to the American electorate that the tax cut was unfair and will harm the economy, Trump is making it easier for them to not vote for the Republicans in droves.
The other big thing is, there’s no way that Republicans can pick up seats in the House with a large swath of the public rejecting the Republican brand. Sure, Republicans got less than 40 percent of the vote, but that’s a whole lot more than the other major party.
What it all boils down to is the voters have a choice between a president who lies, an economy that is in a recession and government that’s not doing its job. We’re not exactly at a crisis of confidence in Washington with the Democrats taking the House, and there’s still a long way to go for Trump to prove to the American public that it wasn’t all a waste.
Of course, it is all based on hope and faith, but it’s also worth remembering that the public is the only one who really knows how things will turn out. If Trump is to be believed, he is going to do well in the midterms. Not only that, but he has the support of the media, which doesn’t give him enough credit.
Here’s my take on what’s going to happen in the midterms, and why there’s no way the Republican