onald Trump recently sent out a press release linking to a half-bake. Conspiracy theory about the outcome of the Georgia Republican primaries. It’s not as though no one notice, but it didn’t have the impact one might have expected.
It’s as if the political world collectively said to itself. The 45th president of the United States promoted a ludicrous allegation of vote fraud. Try to explain away an embarrassing political loss? Of course, he did.
The Donald Trump who never relinquished the mic after his famous descent.
Opinion Trump Is Finally Boring.
It’s a blessing and a curse for formerly cutting-edge musicians to see their once radically countercultural material show up in TV ads for automobiles or other common products. There’s no danger that Trump will ever be similarly laundered into the mainstream, or graduate into a or respecte elder statesman as almost all American presidents do at some point.
But he can become boring, which will put at risk one of the pillars of his appeal as the most wildly entertaining, madcap national political figure of our lifetimes.
Now, I say this as someone who thought Trump.
Wear thin some time in 2015. I was wrong then, and I may well be wrong again. At the very least, though, Trump can’t benefit from the shock of the new a second time, or a third time, depending on how you’re counting.
The rallies, once an innovation and still his campaign signature, long ago fell into a groove of familiarity the stilted reading of scripted remarks off the teleprompter, by riffs and ridicule of his enemies.
MSNBC is still MSDNC. Adam Schiff is still shifty
And, as you might have heard, Chris Wallace always wanted to be like his father Mike of “60 Minutes” fame, but sadly didn’t have the talent.
One can only conclude from this that the glory days of Trump nicknames are over. Perhaps there will be a renewe burst of creativity if he runs again in 2024, but for , he’s content to rely on his greatest hits.
Much of his focus is backward looking. voters care, as they should, about the beginnings of the poorly predicated Russia. Probe that consumed so much time and attention during Trump’s first couple of years in office, but there’s no way they care as much as Trump does.
There is wisdom in the famous William Faulkner that the past is never dead, it’s not even past. It’s an adage that’s traditionally been best suite to Southern Gothic novelists. Though, rather than American politicians, who usually benefit from putting an accent on the future.The candidate who brought relatively issues that mattered to the average. The center of the political discussion in 2016, from immigration trade. Opioids, is now largely telling voters about the slights and ill treatment that matter to him in 2022.
All that said, there’s no doubt that rally attendees still enjoy Trump’s lines. And the party’s identification with him may still be so strong that seeking retribution.
There’s also no beating something with nothing. If Trump’s rallies are stale, what hot new event in Republican politics is going to supplant them? The fact is that Trump at his most dull still may be more interesting. A conventional Republican at his or her most entertaining.
A Trump march toward the GOP will elate his supporters. Create a five-alarm fire in the press and among Democrats. But at least everyone this time around will know what he’s going to say next.