In the second year of the Joe Biden Presidency, America is facing the greatest inflation rate in 41 years, with inflation now at close to 8 percent.
This is a major issue, as the Midterm Congressional and Gubernatorial elections of 2022 are now six and a half months away.
No one wants inflation, and it should not be a political issue, but of course, it is, and Republicans will constantly harp on it.
But it has nothing to do with any President, as inflation is reality worldwide, and the unfortunate Russia-Ukraine War only makes the situation worse.
So Democrats need to emphasize that 2021 was a record breaking year, with unemployment down to 3.6 percent, down from 6.3 percent in 2020, the fastest decline ever.
The Gross Domestic Product was up about 5.7 percent, double the average since 1976!
Nearly 8 million jobs have been created, and wages have risen about 5.6 percent, and the deficit is down about $1.3 trillion, largest drop ever!
So 2021 was the strongest year for economic growth since 1984!
Here we are in mid April 2022, seven months before the midterm Congressional and Gubernatorial elections in November, but the Republican Presidential campaign has begun.
It is now clear that Donald Trump will soon be indicted, and that will put him out of the running, and his crowds at rallies are getting smaller and smaller by every estimate.
So Donald Trump will NOT repeat what Grover Cleveland did in 1892, after losing the Presidency in 1888–that is, come back, and run and win the Presidency once again.
And one must realize that even when Grover Cleveland “lost” in 1888, he won the national popular vote, although losing the Electoral College.
So Cleveland actually won the popular vote three times, with only Franklin D. Roosevelt winning four times.
And let us not forget that Donald Trump lost the popular vote by massive margins in 2016 and 2020!
Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee, but the problem is that there are younger, smarter, but even more dangerous “copycats”, who think behaving like Trump, and promoting extremist right wing policies, will be a winnable strategy.
So the fight for 2024 by Democrats and responsible anti Trump Republicans has begun!