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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:53 PM

14. He knows he's losing but wants to keep base loyalty.

At this point, Trump knows he’s much more likely to lose than win. He’ll still try to fraud his way through to victory, and he may have a late October surprise planned, but his campaign knows the odds aren’t good.

What he can do is keep up base enthusiasm so that when he loses, they’ll support whatever he decides to do. If he plans some kind of banana coup, he’ll need their absolute loyalty. If he plans to step down (presumably after much whining and tantrum-throwing), with base support he can set himself up as the GOP’s leader in exile, with constant heavy appearances at conservative functions to wild applause, and be in a position to run again in ‘24 (unlikely but possible) or have his son run in ‘24 or ‘28 (highly likely.)

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