Clippings: “Trump’s Weakness– And Ours” (Sept. 17, 2018)

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“Two things motivate almost 100 percent of Trump’s behavior:
self-preservation or self-aggrandizement. There never is a strategy because
he’s not a strategic thinker.”
-Trump biographer Tim O’Brien

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Trump’s Weakness– and Ours. I’m citing this article, not because it
focuses on (purple) Colorado, where I live, but because it underscores national
trends we had all better think about seriously: “This Is Not the End of Trump: Chaos
in the White House has not diminished the chances of a two-term presidency” at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/opinion/trump-2020-reelection-presidency.html

(Thanks to Andy Gordon for this– and he’s not a resident of Colorado)

Trump Albatross: The Coming Election. See “President Trump is getting
his wish: It’s all about him” (Article attached) at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-tripping-on-trumps-coattails–bigly/2018/09/14/d05dee32-b83b-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?utm_term=.afe06a5bd726&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

But a question concerns what stance the Democrats will take:
“2020 Dems: Rebels v. Restorationists” : ‘The key question is: How crazy will Trump
make us?’ asked a veteran of Democratic presidential campaigns. ‘How far out there
will you go to be like Trump?’ Good questions. For answers, see:
https://www.axios.com/2020-democrats-rebels-restorationists-080c9e81-c961-4b20-8c96-103c45ed0905.html

(Thanks to Richard Adler for alerting me to this article)

The Cybersecurity Threat: Still There. “I’m teaching email security to
Democratic campaigns. It’s as bad as 2016” arguing that someone — the government
or Silicon Valley — needs to step in to help. (Article attached) See:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/04/im-teaching-email-security-democratic-campaigns-its-bad/?utm_term=.9ce4c2e5cd75