Common sense dictates yes, but common sense took an extended hike in 2016 and hasnt been seen since. There is a number of variables stacking up, far broader than usual, all due to Trump and his unshakable loyalists:
-Will the 2020 election be free and fair? Will it even occur?
-What form and degree will Russian interference take place? (Because its the one certainty.) There are rumblings about China and other countries getting in on the act as well.
-Can Democrats come up with a strong, broad-appeal candidate who can beat Trump in the usual battleground states, which is where the 2020 election will be decided, as lousy as that is.
It pains me deeply to say it, but I no longer have faith in the American people to do the right thing. Thus, there is a chance that Trump could be re-elected, if he gets the same lucky bounces he did in 2016. Thats a scenario that spells doom for democracy.
All of which is why Ive come to favor impeachment proceedings. A popular talking point asks, Why impeach when theres no chance for a conviction? Because conviction should not be the immediate goal. Rather, the focus should be on enumerating the lawbreaking, and repeating that message to the citizenry. Whats important to illustrate to the American people is that NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. Without the rule of law, there is chaos (as weve seen for two-plus years), and chaos is an open invitation to authoritarianism R.I.P. America.
Save our democracy: IMPEACH NOW.