The “Bowl Of Doom” of a Clinton presidency is already a thing of the past, but the political landscape has become much more perilous, thanks to the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president.
A new report from Bloomberg paints a dire picture of the future, and warns that if a Clinton-Trump race results in the two parties holding a tiebreak, things could get very ugly very quickly.
Bloomberg News A post shared by Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) on Sep 18, 2018 at 6:06am PDTThe Bloomberg report, which was based on interviews with nearly a dozen people who have been active in the campaign, paints a grim picture of how things could play out if Clinton loses.
While Clinton is still widely seen as the frontrunner in the race, the Bloomberg report said that the race is “further down” than it was before the last major party nominating contest, in 1996, when Ronald Reagan won the nomination and the presidency.
The Trump campaign has not responded to the report, but some analysts are predicting that Clinton’s win could prompt a new wave of defections from the Democratic Party, which has been losing members of the electorate to the Trump brand.
In the past week alone, a series of defectors, including former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have left the party to join the Trump campaign.
Another potential factor in the Trump candidacy’s prospects is the fact that his daughter, Ivanka Trump, is a top adviser to the campaign.
According to the Bloomberg story, if Ivanka Trump is able to influence the decision-making process at the RNC, she could be a key factor in changing the direction of the race.
At the very least, she should be the driving force behind any Trump-backed candidate to try to win the nomination.
Clinton’s fate is not as certain.
If she loses the election, the president-elect will need to find a way to secure her own party’s nomination.
And if he loses the nomination, the Democrats would need to keep the GOP’s candidate from securing the nomination — and they could also find themselves in a situation where a Clinton win could lead to a tiebreaking vote.
But there are still plenty of factors that could influence the outcome of the election.
For example, if the economy and unemployment continue to rise and if some voters are feeling left behind by the economy, the result could be more of a “polarizing” electorate than a “coalition” of all-of-the-above Republicans.
In such a scenario, the Clinton campaign would be able to turn to third parties, which can be a way for a candidate to gain support.
The Bloomberg story says that the Trump-supporting third-party candidates are more likely to emerge from the GOP as a result of a close election, which is a concern for Clinton.
And the party’s base is also likely to grow in response to a Trump win.
If the GOP is able, for example, to win back some of the seats lost in 2016, the party could try to appeal to a broader swath of voters and possibly even become more appealing to some independents.
If Trump wins, he could find himself with a relatively weak Republican Party in 2020, and he would be more vulnerable to a possible 2020 primary challenge from the Democrats.
If Clinton is able or willing to make a deal with the GOP, it could give her a major advantage in 2020.
Democrats have a strong advantage in state legislative seats in 2018, which could be an advantage in a race like this one, which will likely feature a number of close Senate contests.
The Republicans have a similarly strong advantage across the country, but a Clinton victory could help Democrats take back a number more Senate seats than they currently hold.
The Trump-led party could have a much stronger hand in 2020 than it has in recent elections.
Although the Democratic-led House is currently controlled by Democrats, the Senate has a Republican majority.
The Trump administration has already indicated it will take a hard line on immigration, and the Democrats are unlikely to agree to an executive order on the issue.
Trump could also use his power in the Senate to block legislation from the Republican-controlled House that could affect the environment or the health care system.
It’s possible that Trump could also try to sabotage a number Republican-led initiatives by forcing a vote on legislation that would not go through Congress.
Ultimately, the outcome could hinge on whether Trump and his team are able to get a deal on health care.