It’s not every day that you’ll read words of agreement from High Plains Blogger regarding senior Donald Trump administration adviser Kellyanne Conway.
However, she makes an important point. The same “experts” who are predicting a “Blue Wave” in this year’s midterm election also predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide victory in 2016. Conway, who was Trump’s presidential campaign manager, reminds us that the election didn’t turn out the way the “experts” predicted it would.
Her message? Don’t listen to the prognosticators because, she says, they don’t know what they’re talking about.
You haven’t heard me predict a Democratic wipeout of Republicans in 2018. I’ve expressed some hope it would happen.
Trump’s victory two years ago caught a lot of observers by complete surprise. I was one of them who was shocked and dismayed by what transpired in November 2016. It also taught me a lesson: Don’t ever in a million years count Donald Trump out when he’s in the middle of a political brawl.
I’m not sure about the size of the Democratic wave that is forming out there. The Brett Kavanaugh hearing about his confirmation to the Supreme Court supposedly galvanized and energized the Trump GOP “base.” It also did the same thing to the Democrats’ base as well.
The question: Which political “base” is more organized as well as being more passionate about who controls Congress?
I suggest we take Kellyanne Conway’s advice to heart and understand that the “experts” who thought Hillary Clinton would win just might be blowing smoke in advance of the midterm election.
Then again … I hope they’re right and Conway is wrong.