Friday, August 9, 2019

Important reminder from Glenn Reynolds, Mr. President

"A cave on gun-rights could make Trump a one-termer, the way caving on taxes did for George H.W. Bush. Democrats and the media know this, which is why they’re trying to get him to cave."


Zardoz said...

I've been an NRA member since 1968. Yes, I'd be PO'ed if Trump encouraged or approved additional gun control legislation but the certainly doesn't mean I would pull the level (that means "vote for" for the younger crowd) for anyone else running for POTUS. Besides, all of my firearms were lost in an unfortunate boating accident a couple days ago.

Paco said...

Oh, I agree. Anybody on the Democrat side (and many potential Republican challengers) would still be a worse choice for president. But the fact remains that a major cave - e.g., agreeing to a ban on so-called assault rifles - would probably cause a fair number of people to stay home, which could make all the difference in a close election (because you know he wouldn't make up the difference among the gun-control crowd).