After yesterday’s primaries, it looks like it will be a Biden/Trump rematch in November

March 13 – This November is shaping up to be the first White House rematch since 1956, when Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson went head to head for a second time. 

It looks like Joe Biden and Donald Trump have the delegates to face each other this November in the presidential election. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll pointed out the number of delegates “would make it mathematically impossible for anyone else to catch them.”

The question is could something happen at the conventions this summer with either the Democrat or Republican parties that would change things? 

There are also third party candidates that could have an influence on the election, including the new No Labels party. 

Barkdoll said, “Putting this in the context of yesterday’s primaries, FiveThirtyEight, they have their new polling averages out this morning. Joe Biden is at an all time low approval on the FiveThirtyEight ratings. He’s at 37%. Some of that’s based on Harris polling that was released late yesterday that shows not only did Biden not get a bump from the State of the Union, but those Independent swing voters are even more turned off by some of his political rhetoric from the State of the Union.”

On the other hand, almost 80,000 Georgia Republicans voted for Nikki Haley yesterday. 

Barkdoll said, “That was same day, live voting, not early mail and voting. A lot of the pollsters and analysts are pointing out, Trump cannot afford to lose that many voters. Biden won Georgia by about 11,000 votes in 2020. So there’s all these dynamics at play that in some ways aren’t spelling a great success for either candidate, but yet it looks like these are the cards being dealt and what we might have to choose from when it comes to November.”

Could Haley find an open door back into Trump’s circle? 

Barkdoll said, “I think it would be smart and as much as she’s disliked in Republican circles, when you see her getting 80,000 votes yesterday after she dropped out of the race, it’s a problem. There may be an olive branch or some overtures Trump could make to bring her back into the fold. Maybe he makes her a UN Ambassador again or something else like that that would bring her supporters back on board with Trump and I’ll bet internally at Mar-a-Lago, those discussions are happening. It’s just a matter of timing and how do they orchestrate it so they’re not alienating even more voters?”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “I don’t understand people on the right who are either going to be in the I can’t stand Trump so much that I’m going to vote for Nikki Haley or I’m going to vote for No Labels or the contrary of people who love Trump but then say, oh, we don’t care about those Nikki Haley voters. No, we better start caring about that because if you feel as I do, we are making a real decision here between the policies that we’ve experienced that have led us into more divisive relationships with each other, that have led us into this idea that somehow we can just keep growing government and paying large sums of money to the populace to keep them going and not seeing how that’s going to just economically destroy this country. You better jump on board. For me, it’s not about the people. It’s not about Haley or Trump. It’s about wait a minute, can we afford to keep going with unfortunately, what the Democratic Party has certainly embraced as this progressive left way that’s going to lead us into a bigger collective society, more like a socialist country? If we think that’s a wise choice then keep on dividing Republicans, because that’s where we’ll end up anyway. It is sadly a time when you have to decide between that and going back to an independent, more free country that has more capitalistic values.”

Barkdoll said, “I think that’s how voters have to be approaching this election. I think most people listening if you gave them truth serum, most would say we prefer other candidates. I wish the Democrats had someone else. I wish the Republicans had someone else. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. So it’s going to be a binary choice. You’re going to have to vote for one of them. When you put it in that context, it goes back to the policy issues that you’re talking about. A lot could happen of course between now and November, but when you see those numbers now, essentially confirmed yesterday that these are the nominees once again, a very rare first time since the 1950s that you’re going to see a rematch.”