I’m sitting here trying to figure out why exactly we’re seeing something like this emerge at least 18 months before we typically hear of any serious campaigning projects.
Is it supposed to be some sort of publicity stunt?
Or maybe a way to galvanize a base that is more and more starting to look at things and wonder where exactly the wall and the deportation squads disappeared to?
Or is it just a random move by a man who has, for good and bad, lived a life of spontaneity and recklessness?
President Donald Trump announced that he’s running for re-election in 2020, and Brad Parscale, who served as the Trump campaign’s 2016 digital guru, has been named campaign manager.
In an announcement posted on the president’s campaign website, his son, Eric Trump, called Parscale “an amazing talent” who was “pivotal to our success in 2016.” Top Trump adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner said that Parscale “was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run.”
Jared The Jew is pretty much dead on about this – Parscale is a brilliant man who helped to pinpoint options for victory (all through the digital tubes, mind you) when all seemed lost after the Pussy Tape went viral.
Without this man (and Bannon), Trump would have likely gone about the last couple months like a typical Republican candidate, and would have lost states like Pennsylvania and Michigan like so many before him.
The news was first reported by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report.
I’m just going to go ahead and call this story out as a waste of data – it’s too damned early to make any serious predictions, or to start salivating like some sort of bored journalistic parasite.
We haven’t even gone through the midterms, have at least a year until things start to crystallize, and have literally no idea who the Democrats will wind up pushing as their favored candidate.
And that last piece right there is the be all and end all – unless you see a Hillary rematch (not going to happen), Trump is going to have a serious fight on his hands (even if we end up with a Shithole American as a candidate).
The Left is going to push a platform that will copy much from what we were promised by The Don, and in Northern/Midwestern states that are still in the midst of stagnation (Tel Aviv is #MAGAing far more than rural Pennsylvana), this will resonate very, very well.
Remember too that by the end of 2020, the last of the old “Greatest Generation” will be dead, more Boomers will be dead, states like Florida and Arizona will be significantly browner, places like Virginia and New Hampshire will be finally and solidly blue beyond conventional redemption, and the last wave of Millennials will be old enough to vote (note that they will be the most non-White cluster we’ve ever seen hit the polls).