When you see Democrats on TV, they act supremely confident about Joe Biden’s chances to win in 2020. Their media allies do the same thing.
Biden is ahead in all the polls they say. No one likes Trump, they insist.
But behind closed doors, when the cameras are turned off, things are very different. They’re worried, and they should be.
Privately, many Democrats worry that 2020 will be a repeat of 2016.
The Hill reports:
Democrats fear 2016 repeat despite Biden’s lead in polls
Public polls show former Vice President Joe Biden entering the post-Labor Day sprint to November holding a substantial lead over President Trump — and all Democratic Party activists and operatives can think of is the looming sense of déjà vu hanging over their heads.
In interviews, those who work on Democratic campaigns voice suspicion over Biden’s lead, confident that something else will go wrong just as it did four years ago when Hillary Clinton’s advantage evaporated in the weeks leading up to Election Day. Many go so far as to compare their skepticism to a form of post-traumatic stress.
“It’s just PTSD,” said Steve Schale, a Florida Democratic strategist who runs a pro-Biden super PAC. “There’s nobody actually working on this race that feels overly confident at this point. There’s a long way to go.”
Some Democrats worried that Trump’s focus on protests in big cities would swing an electorate that has so far paid more attention to the botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
Democrats have every reason to be concerned. Their nominee is barely coherent:
"What makes his wild claims and hopes…he now hopes we don't notice what he said.–or won't remember. And when he does follow through…or doesn't do…when follow through, the exact opposite." – Joe Biden pic.twitter.com/QcNkaUEAEk
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 9, 2020
Here’s the really bad news for Democrats. 2020 could be worse for them than 2016. Trump could win even bigger, by flipping states like Minnesota.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 1, 2020
Trump could also flip New Hampshire:
Trump backed candidates victorious in New Hampshire primary
Signals Strong Trump Influence Going Into Electionhttps://t.co/4LqQlkwHC7
— pete602 (@petefrt) September 9, 2020
If all of of Trump’s supporters vote, he should easily cruise to victory.