Even though it's still early, it's obvious we're now starting to see some Democratic candidates drop out of the race or present themselves as unelectable *cough* Bloomberg.
So assuming out of this race, a Bernie Sanders beats out everyone and gets the nomination, how do you think Trump would go head to head with him in the debates and obviously in the final end of year election?
Keep in mind, the DNC are ruthless. They wont stop at nothing until the White House is theirs. So Trump can't go easy, he has to go in hard.
Here's the map of what we know are safe Democrat and Republican states this election. I left the rest intentionally blank since that's what a Trump vs Sanders election will be about it.
So some ideas:
He needs to win Florida.
It's scary that this one is up for debate, but that's why this is a swing state after all. Florida cannot go blue under any costs. Trump needs to have a direct path to victory, and I think he could achieve this by reminding the Floridans who they are running from. There's a lot of Cubans, and they know what life under socialism is like. Trump needs to hammer this point.
"You just left Cuba. Why the hell do you want to elect another socialist who is going to take away your freedom again?"
We can trust the Floridians to accept this message. They were the first to celebrate when Castro died.
He must appeal to the rust belt.
This is where it could all go down. Bernie Sanders went up against Hillary in 2016 and completely destroyed her up there.
Trump cannot experience the same fate. He must come out on top and have the rust belt under his control.
And yet even in 2016, he still only narrowly won these states by a few thousand votes. Donny can't slip up here.
He must mobilize Texas (and other border states).
Even though I listed Texas as a "safe" Republican state, I still think he needs to energize Texans to come vote for him. Look at California. We all thought the same about that state untill one day, they now switched Democrat and never came back.
The race in Texas is getting tighter and tigher, and the Democrats are willing to spend huge amounts of money to swipe Texas away from the Republicans when the chance arrives.
Don't let Texas become California. Trump needs to promise he will get the wall done and illegal immigrants can't keep sneaking into the country and breaking all the rules.
Watch out for traitors amongst the ranks.
Even though this isn't about Sanders or Democrats, Trump has another threat this election. His own party.
A party needs to be united and willing to move the country forward, not backwards.
And while most Republicans seem to get this message, there are still infiltrators that seek to divide and destroy.
No traitors should be allowed to intefere with the election process. Trump needs to address that the Republican Party aren't just Democrats in sheep's clothing. Earn that trust and Sanders wont be able to make a dent in his gains.