MARCH 13, 2020 BY RAY BELL
The conventional wisdom after 9/11 was that a biological attack on the US was not “If” but “when”. This was a biological attack by China because they were losing the trade talks and unable to stop the protests in Hong Kong that the U.S. supported. The Chinese could not beat Trump and knew his re-election was likely.
A month and a half ago Trump had the highest approval ratings of his presidency and the Democrats could not even count votes in Iowa a caucus Biden was losing badly. The economy and strong stock market would propel Trump to victory easily against the two Iowa front runners Bernie and Pete.
The two most unelectable candidates that would keep African-Americans home or send them voting for Trump, would also destroy the Democrats down-ballot races. Bloomberg with his billions was the insurance policy against that and he ended up being the worst Presidential candidate in US history.
All of a sudden we have the coronavirus and the groupthink hysteria driven by an all too willing media that has sent the market into a free fall. Cancellations and closures could cause a global recession. While this happens the Democrat establishment along with never-Trump Republicans get behind Biden in lockstep.
Trump’s biggest weakness is with suburban middle and upper-middle-class people. Especially, women who would be the most concerned and scared about a global pandemic. That is understandable. The Democrats won in 2018 on healthcare.
Trump’s strength is the economy and it is taking a hit. Trump will be criticized for his handling of this crisis making it difficult to win the suburbs and women. Healthcare will be a strong issue for the Democrats and now will be a major factor because of the coronavirus.
Six weeks ago Trump was riding on a strong economy likely up against an unelectable Democrat that would be emerging from a long dysfunctional primary. That has all changed. This is no coincidence.