10.01.2020 07:41 AM

America to Trump: shut up

Jean Chretien used to say to us: “I don’t need to be in the paper every day. People don’t like it.”

Yep. And my daughter and I saw the same thing when we were recently knocking on doors for the Democrats: American voters saying, over and over, they’re sick of the drama. Sick of it. They want quiet and calm.

From The Hill:

Disaffected Republicans argue that no single storm has battered Trump. Instead, they say, the constant tensions and Twitter tirades in which he revels have had a cumulative and aggravating effect.

“I have said this since he was elected,” said one former GOP member of Congress. “This exhaustion, this never-ending drama and chaos…I think a lot of people are yearning for some kind of normalcy.”

Republican strategist Liz Mair agreed.

“Every day there is something that the president is going off about on Twitter, or in a press conference, or in a speech or what have you,” she said. “Nobody ever gets a break and he never takes a break. It’s just constant information overload, and eventually people get sick of that.”


  1. Please, pretty please. From potential voters’ mouths to God’s ears.

  2. MoS says:

    How are you getting across the border to door knock for Biden? Better yet, how are you getting back into Canada? You presumably know the border is closed and I expect you know there’s a good reason for that. So it would be helpful if you would explain yourself.

  3. the real Sean says:

    Exactly what I’ve been thinking the last few months. Al lot of people are going to vote Democrat just to make the GD noise go away. Anyone who has ever canvassed knows that Joe and Jane Frontporch have a limit for this stuff and America was well past this limit four years ago.

  4. Miles Lunn says:

    I think that is very true. Trump being not a political politician was a novelty at first but eventually people fatigue of his antics. Its much like Trudeau’s different style helped him at first, but now more liability than asset. Same with Boris Johnson in UK. Generally dull and boring politicians don’t excite people, but they tend to last longest. Bill Davis is perfect example of that.

    Also Trump has a number of things going against him.
    1. Many never Trump Republicans reluctantly stuck with him or voted third party. This time most are going over to Biden.
    2. Biden is much better liked than Clinton was while Trump’s approval rating hasn’t improved
    3. Many millennials and minorities who weren’t excited about Clinton stayed home assuming she would win. After Trump winning, they won’t make that mistake again as we saw in midterms. Millennial and non-white turnout will be more like 2008 and 2012 than 2016.
    4. suburban white women have swung even harder against Trump
    5. Biden has more appeal to whites without college degree so he won’t win this group, but won’t lose as badly as Clinton did. That will be enough to put him over the top in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
    6. Trump only got 46% of popular vote, lower share than Romney in 2012 and only 0.2% higher than McCain in 2008. Third party support was much higher in 2016, but most of that has swung to Biden who unlike Clinton is polling north of 50% in most polls and far fewer undecideds.

    Could Trump still win, sure, but lets stop assuming state of race is same as 2016. Trump is in much worse position than in 2016. Heck even John McCain in 2008 had better numbers than Trump has today and he lost pretty badly. Last GOP nominee to be polling even lower than what Trump is at now was Bob Dole in 1996 and that election wasn’t even close.

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