- Jan 14, 2013
I don't see it as gaining or losing votes, but it's another step in solidifying his base. As more and more charges are levied against Trump it becomes easy to muddy the trail and call it a witch hunt, something Trump has been shouting for a while now. I could see that netting him few votes, though not enough to offset the few who will fall off the bandwagon.
It looks to me like the choice is going to be between Joe and Trump. Joe clearly has advancing dementia and Trump may very well be campaigning from a jail cell. So the choice is creepy uncle Bumblefuck or Al Capone's chubby brother. Pretty tough to get excited about either of those. It's also more than a little disheartening that this is the best we can do.
Often times reading a lot of books can signify having an open and aware mind. In your case, it does not mean that at all.