Sunday, October 02, 2016
Giuliani can put lipstick on a pig, but it doesn't matter. The revelations about Donald Trump's taxes, and the likelihood he hasn't paid any income tax in the past 18 years because he was such a horrid businessman, end his presidential campaign once and for all.
Trump has tried to divert attention from the tax story, but it hasn't worked. He is toast. Even the Wikileaks promise of providing ammunition that would "destroy Clinton's presidential bid" has been put on ice, probably for good. Unless, of course, they can polish up the forgeries before November 8.
Yes, there is another five weeks to go, but the NYT's article basically ended Trump's flailing campaign.
He never had a realistic chance anyway. The GOP, as I mentioned many times previously, wrote this presidential election off months ago.
For the Democrats, the remainder of the campaign is a mopping-up operation. The real contest is to see how many states Clinton will win in November.
It should be close to all of them, ala FDR beating Alf Landon in 1936. It should be a sea of blue, from Alaska to Florida, from California to Maine. Whether it will be remains to be seen. I just can't see it being even remotely close now.
The big contest now is over control of both houses of Congress.