Let’s begin with a story from The Wall Street Journal about dejected Republicans who met up in Milwaukee’s Northwest to vent their anger over losing a hard-fought Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
As the clock approached midnight, two men from the local GOP engaged in a fierce battle. Randy Marquardt, the Washington County party chairman, said that one side was loyal and the other was insisting it was time to elect the 2024 presidential nominee.
“It got ugly and people eventually went their separate ways to return home,” said Mr. Marquardt. “The second guy claimed that Trump had too much baggage. There are still many people who support Trump 100%. ”
Marquardt voted twice to elect the former president, and now it’s time for us to move on.
Let’s close this loop on the Wisconsin Supreme Court loss, in which the court was flipped to a liberal majority only for the second time since 1995.
Janet Protasiewicz (Democrat-backed) defeated Daniel Kelly. This gave Democrat-supported judges the majority on crucial issues like abortion, disputed elections, and disputed elections.
Kelly didn’t ask for Trump’s endorsement — and Trump didn’t endorse him as a result, posting on Truth Social:
Daniel Kelly of Wisconsin just lost his Supreme Court Election. He bragged that he won’t seek Trump’s Endorsement, so I didn’t give it—which guaranteed his loss. How foolish is a man that doesn’t seek an Endorsement that would have won him the Election?
Trump made Kelly’s defeat and the conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court a victory.
Trump’s arrest for an indictment on 34 felonies relating to purported Stormy Daniels hush payments has further fuelled the flames within some Republican quarters across the country.
The Wall Street Journal headline aforementioned-linked article — far from left-wing New York Times and Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC — reads: Legal drama is the latest reason to move on for some Trump voters. In its subhead, the WSJ stated:
Independents are the key to reclaiming the White House. They display signs that they want a different Republican nominee for the 2024 contest
Trump supporters are also indicted and arrested for Trump’s arrest. This is the obvious conclusion of any “witch hunting” Trump has faced. A Marist Poll found that 61% of Americans do not want Trump to be president again. Only 38% of respondents said that they would like Trump to win in 2024.
64 percent of independent voters are against Trump’s return to the White House.
Additional information is available at WSJ
Trump claimed that the indictment has helped him politically. He posted Wednesday that his poll numbers had improved and that nearly $10 million was raised to Campaign via his social media platform.
The indictment will be a boost to Mr. Trump’s core supporters, but it won’t help him reach centrist voters. CNN conducted a poll last week showing that 62% of independents supported the indictment. The Democrats almost unanimously approve, while the Republicans are mostly disapproving.
Lee M. Miringoff, Director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.
Amid multiple allegations of wrongdoing against former President Trump, what’s striking is that, although Republicans still largely back him, white evangelical Christians are not as strongly behind him. There is a consensus among Republicans that, although everything may not have been above board, Trump has done nothing illegal.
It is not surprising that Mr. Miringoff made such an observation. The truth is,
Bias is not only the property of the Republican Party. Bias is not solely the property of the Republican Party.
Hypocrisy can be described as just that, hypocrisy. It’s funny, I think, that neither side can see the other.
In 2024, however, the presidential election was won often by swing voters and independents, as well as fence-learners, and cross-over voters — and not by reliable voters of either party.
In 2024, the wise will be able to recall this fact.