OP/ED: Donald Trump – An Exhausted Volcano


I think it is safe to conclude that Donald Trump will soon be fired by a large majority of the American people. In fact, not only will lose the popular vote – and by a much greater margin than he did four years ago to Hillary Clinton – but a vast electoral landslide is brewing. Watch for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Iowa to fall into the Democratic column. Watch for the Democrats to pick up at least six Senate seats.
It feels a lot like 1980, where, in late October, everything broke Ronald Reagan’s way, and he went on to crush Jimmy Carter.
Trump has become nothing more than an exhausted volcano. Former President Obama neatly summed up the real reason, the essence of why Trump is going to go down hard.

“And with Joe and Kamala at the helm,” Obama said earlier this week in his electrifying takedown of the Vulgarian in Chief, “you’re not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day. And that’s worth a lot. You’re not going to have to argue about them every day.
“It just won’t be so exhausting.”
When it comes right down to it, we’re just plain sick of Donald Trump – sick of looking at him, sick of listening to him, sick of his childish behavior, sick of his viciousness and greediness and selfishness, sick of the sycophants and grifters who surround him.
Of course, it’s easy tick off the many reasons why his defeat is imminent – Trump’s woeful and compassionate-less response to the killing virus and the economic devastation that followed, or his long, strange romance with white supremacists and dictators (What the heck does Putin have on this guy?), or even the thousands upon thousands of lies he’s told.
But really, he’s flat out worn us out. Please, can’t we have a moment’s peace? Wouldn’t it be nice to be bored with our nation’s leader, rather than appalled? Did this man not get enough attention as a child?
They used to say Theodore Roosevelt wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse and every funeral. Donald Trump wants merely to be the sun and all the planets.
I predict that we will know the election results on Election Night and they will not be kind to this most unkind man. Nothing can save him now, not even Bill Barr. His base is shrinking, and, in any case, far too small to stave off humiliation.
The volcano is exhausted.
Ellis Conklin
Manzanita, OR