Monday, December 12, 2016

Nowhere To Go But Up

Actually, he still has 40% to lose.

Pew just published approval ratings for the last five presidents during their transition periods, with approval a) for explaining their policies and plans and b) for their cabinet choices. They are Bush 65/59, Clinton 62/64, Bush 50/58, Obama 72/71. For Trump they are 41/40.

What are they going to be a year and a half from now when lots of Republicans want to get re-elected? Elise Stefanik got 63% this time around riding Trump's coattails. We'll see how that works out in 2018.

He's picking a cabinet made of plutocrats campaign donors, a few conventional rightwing nominees and appointees but lots of people who are manifestly unqualified for their posts. And all this comes with public approval ratings which would be near the danger zone at any point in a president's term.

It's going to be an interesting 4 years. Oh wait, Trump said 8 years. Of course, the guy who predicted his win says he'll be impeached by his own party. I can see that. 

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