In my previous post, I gave a quick rundown on why my fellow Christians don’t need to vote Trump if they don’t want to, despite what they tell me most days. In this post, I’m going to share my explanation of why I’m willing to hedge my bets until 2020 for the better good.
Let’s say — for the sake of argument — that Donald Trump defies all odds on November 8th and taps into enough fear and anger, as well as disdain for Hillary Clinton, to pull off a narrow victory in 2016. I offer that for the conservative movement and values — as well as the Republican Party — the long-term outlook would be much more grim than were he to lose.
Hear me out…
In 2020, Trump would be running for re-election against an eager field of Democratic candidates — all NOT Hillary Clinton — in a political climate that will undoubtedly include an American electorate fed up with Trump’s antics, and a GOP likely decimated from carrying his water or outright opposing him for 4 years. These conditions would allow a Democratic president to again take power in 2020 likely holding office two terms (as long as they’re a reasonable and well-spoken human being). So by 2028, counting Trump’s 4 years, we will have had 12 more years of total chaos and upheaval within conservatism and the Republican Party.
If you think there’s going to be some Supreme Court picks in the next 4 years, what about the next 8-12?!
The alternative, which I’m counting on, is to hunker down and support a Republican party hopefully UNITED in opposition to a President Hillary (and able to block any extreme liberal Supreme Court nominees), who will then offer up a strong field of non-Trump candidates in 2020. Having experienced 3 terms of Obama/Hillary one-party rule, the American electorate will then be ready for a change (just like in 1992 after 3 terms of Reagan/Bush).
Again, to each his own, vote for Trump if that’s what you feel is best. I just have an alternative viewpoint and will likely be supporting the Johnson/Weld Libertarian ticket in 2020 to help the libertarian party with ballot access in future elections. As I’ve said before, one of the best ways forward in this country is to break the two-party stranglehold.