As told by the manager of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, Brad Parscale on CBS’ Face the Nation yesterday:
— ALX ✝️ (@alx) April 29, 2019
As we suspect the overwhelming majority of our readers know, the state of Colorado has been held up in recent years as an model of a state trending long-term away from Republican control–a trajectory that accelerated by every conceivable metric between 2016 when Trump lost the state by five points to 2018, when Republicans up and down the ballot in Colorado paid for Trump’s excesses with their jobs.
Hope springs eternal and nowhere is that more true than with a campaign manager early in the cycle, but we’re having real trouble seeing our way to a factual basis for Trump’s campaign to be realistically hopeful of flipping Colorado next year. And if Parscale is as wrong as we suspect he is, that says a lot about the Trump campaign’s self-awareness.
Not Trump’s, mind you–the people around him who are actually supposed to be lucid.