One of the practical arguments against supporting Trump as the nominee is that he’d lose to Hillary Clinton in a general election.
Trump is far too divisive to attract enough votes, even against someone as unlikable as Hillary, we’re told. The majority of the polls so far that show a hypothetical head-to-head between the two candidates do show Hillary the victor, too.
But it’s too early to call things yet.
The Gateway Pundit has a little bit of a flashback to show anyone who thinks that Trump would lose to Hillary in a head-to-head for that reason:Back in December, Donald Trump took a few swipes at Hillary Clinton after she said he was sexist.
They said he could never defeat Jimmy Carter.He was too divisive.Reagan trailed Carter by 15 points in February-March 1980.
Reagan came back and won in a 44 state landslide.
Will the same hold true for Trump? We can’t say for sure, but history does have a tendency of repeating itself…
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]