Don’t laugh. It’s not only possible, it’s probable. First of all, let us qualify our opening statement by noting that Trump doesn’t actually win the election for himself. Please, that’s not going to happen. Granted, we might have been gullible enough to include Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential candidate on the McCain ticket, but we ain’t stupid enough to elect a glorified frat boy as president.
But what Trump does do is win the damn election for one of his fellow Republicans — a Republican who, had Trump not been in the field, would have stood no chance against Hillary Clinton — and that little stunt is going to spell doom for us lifelong Democrats.
How it happens can be explained in two words: “Trump fatigue.”
Consider: The very things that have propelled Trump to the top of the polls (i.e., his refreshing candor, his no-nonsense approach to politics, his constant reminder that he’s too wealthy to be bought, and his tough talk about being a preternaturally accomplished “deal maker,” which is how he became so rich) will be the things that sink him.
Why? Simple: We will eventually tire of him. We will tire of Trump the same way a person tires of being served only dessert for dinner. The same way we tire of repetitious TV commercials. Because the man has no understanding of the basic policies and issues facing him — much less the remotest idea of how to address them — all he can do is spout generalities and provocative slogans.
And as this shortcoming becomes increasingly apparent, it will eventually lead to the Republicans reaching out for some “adult supervision,” and that “adult” will be Marco Rubio. He’s vaguely Kennedyesque; he’s got the hair, he’s got the ethnicity; he’s got Florida’s electoral votes, and he’s got the self-discipline not to shoot himself in the foot — which is why the “adult” won’t be the hapless Jeb Bush.
The beauty of Trump handing over the reins to Rubio lies in the public’s short attention span and its overwhelming willingness to switch to a fresh horse. By the time Rubio dashes to the front of the pack, Hillary will be seen to suffer from an affliction similar to Trump’s: “Hillary Fatigue.” Although it’s no fault of her own, she’s been in the spotlight too long.
Alas, it’s all in the timing and the presentation. Just as we finally choke (and eventually puke) on the narcissistic absurdity of Trump’s traveling carnival act, we’re going to be cloyed by seeing Hillary everywhere. Again, while it’s not her fault, being constantly presented as the Democrat’s presumptive nominee is not only going to work to her detriment, it’s going to open the door to a later arrival, some fresh face who hasn’t already worn out their welcome.
Rubio is biding his time. He will make his move when the timing is right, after the new year, after Trump has become yesterday’s news, and after we’ve all gotten used to Hillary’s line of rhetoric. Trump get Rubio elected. Get ready for the pain.
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