Switchy Mitch has changed his tune yet again…..
By now, many people think Mitch is just an opportunist. He flip flops constantly, and simply says things to advance whatever agenda he has on his mind that week.
Does he actually believe in anything he says?
Does Mitch really have any core principles?
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I don’t know.
What I do know is this: Mitch sees the writing on the wall. He has seen his tanking approval ratings.
I am willing to wager that Mitch knows 100% for sure, that President Trump IS the future of the party.
Take a look:
Fox News reported:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday he would "absolutely" support Donald Trump if the former president won the Republican nomination in 2024.
However, McConnell told "Special Report" host Bret Baier that "there's a lot to happen between now and '24. I've got at least four members, I think, that are planning on running for president, plus governors and others. There is no incumbent, [so it] should be a wide-open race and fun for you all to cover."
McConnell was lambasted by the former president recently after the senator condemned Trump’s behavior during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. When asked by Baier to respond to Trump’s allegation that the Republican Party could never be respected if leaders such as McConnell remained in charge, he replied, "The Republican Party is actually in very good shape.
Becker News had this to say:
Since the Senate impeachment trial was scheduled and McConnell failed to make a strong case defending Donald Trump, his approval ratings have plummeted, and his disapproval ratings are rising.
In the most recent available Politico/Morning Consult poll, McConnell’s approval rating is at a miserable 18% and his disapproval rating is at an astronomical 64%. (Compare that with the insufferable Nancy Pelosi, whose favorability is at 37% and her unfavorability is at 53%.)
“That represents a dramatic fall since the end of November,” an earlier American Independent article noted, “when Politico/Morning Consult found McConnell with a 30% favorability rating and 45% saying they had an unfavorable view.”
That means Mitch McConnell has witnessed a 12-point decline in favorability and a 19-point surge in unfavorability since November. The connection between Donald Trump and millions of Republican Party members is not even merely contingent on him being the party nominee. Trump could hypothetically split the party support in half if he decided to run independent or even form his own political party. McConnell’s turnabout on Trump support thus represents a business decision.