The Republican leadership will eventually decide that Trump is too toxic to their ambitions. But before jettisoning the Trumpster, they will want to be certain that Pence is both malleable and able to rein in his somewhat extremist views to avoid a repeat performance of this White House circus.
Mr. Trump’s foreign policy is not based upon political science, military expertise, collateral damage, escalation or preventing the world from self-destruction. His guiding principle is that America’s concerns are paramount which makes other issues of less importance.
The “when they go low, we go high” mantra is lovely in concept but doesn’t come close in effectiveness to the Republican leadership’s pledge 8 years ago to block all of Obama’s proposals. So we are obliged to remember that politics is a blood sport.
Intentionally or not, The Donster understood that the message had to be simple and it didn’t matter if it was realistic. If you want to win, you have to tell people what they want to hear. Blame others, promise change and, in his case, offer no specifics.